Ritumoni Das takes us through the history of woman sex workers and about their bewildering current scenario. She talks about how these women are always in a state of conflict, not only with the world around but also with themselves. She gives various ideas through which they can be brought to a state of confluence with the community around
Ritumoni Das is a co-founder at Kat-Katha, a non-profit spreading smiles across 77 brothels that have over 4,000 women and their children. Three years ago she began her journey with Gitanjali Babbar to be with the women in red light district of Delhi, to listen to their stories and to walk towards the vision of ending forced sex-work. The primary approach adopted at Kat-Katha is RISE (working for their rights, integration within and outside community, alternative livelihood and education).
Ritumoni was awarded the Zila Mahila Samman by the Government of Delhi for what Kat-Katha is delivering at GB Road, a red light district. Ritumoni is also a PhD scholar at the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health of Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.
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