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What does CDA stand for?

CDA stands for Contagious Diseases Act (UK)

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The campaigner, who was concerned with the welfare of prostitutes and fought for the repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts from 1869 to 1886, left effects worth pounds 394 3s 5d but this was later resworn and increased to pounds 1,753 5s 7d - or pounds 133,000 today.
of Toronto, Canada) offers a history of legal regulation of prostitution in Bombay (now Mumbai) in pre-independence India, covering the regulationist phase of the Contagious Diseases Acts, from around 1860 until 1890; the antitrafficking phase, emerging at the turn of the 20th century and lasting into the 1920s; and the abolitionist phase, combining antitrafficking and nationalist discourses, from around 1917 to 1947.
Her "great crusade" was the repeal of the Contagious Diseases Act, which had previously given police powers to licence women, medically inspect and detain them.
She devoted her life to helping prostitutes, to fighting the 'white slave' trade in young girls and, most famously, to campaigning against the infamous Contagious Diseases Acts.