Sexuality Policy Watch

Legalizing Prostitution: New Zealand’s Example

“It has been ten years since New Zealand parliamentarians, after considerable debate and encouragement from sex workers, mainstream women’s organizations, and public health advocates, voted for changes to the laws governing prostitution. The Prostitution Reform Act 2003 (PRA) heralded a significant turnaround in approach, repealing laws that had been used to criminalize sex workers and created circumstances that contributed to their vulnerability”.  What effects the measures brought? How it is felt nowadays? Learn more.

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