• Mass Marriage and Engagement in the Prostitution Village

    India's 'Prostitute Village' Hosts Mass Weddings to End Sex Trade

    The village of Vadia, situated in the northern district of Banaskantha, is notorious for forcing girls, some young as 12 years old into prostitution. Women from the community, who were once dancers and singers for the local war lords during pre-Independence era, were later roped into the sex trade as a means to make easy money. With their reputation tarnished, many community girls were considered unsuitable for marriage and prostitution began to thrive in these regions.