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Published on February 8th, 2016 | by anonymous

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Sex Workers In New Zealad

The Decriminalization Model

After decriminalization

There are about 3500 prostitutes in New Zealand. Fifty-three percent of sex work takes place in brothels and twenty-seven percent takes place homes by private sex workers. About seventeen percent of sex work takes place in the streets.
-Calum Bennachie

“It has increased in occupational safety health, it has increased in protections and it has increased their human rights.”

“773 sex workers were interviewed in New Zealand and a tiny percentage said they were coerced.”

“They have never found a person that has been trafficked ever since the decriminalization has taken effect… … that’s 10 years ago last year.”

“They are more likely to find evidence of forced employment and coercive employment in fisheries and in agriculture viticulture than they are in the sex industry.”

“What do you think about this so-called Swedish model which is like more and more popular in Europe where they are punishing the clients of sex workers? We’re really pleased it hasn’t made its way to the pacific. I think it’s an appalling situation for sex workers. I remember working illegally as a young woman and we’d do anything to get our clients, you know like just to shift the law on to them.. look we would have to duck and hide and go into places that we’d prefer not to, to find them. I think it’s not a good situation for sex workers. I think it’s really harmful and if these governments who are considering prosecuting the clients thought about why they are doing this.. you know that really they should be looking to protect and assist and support sex workers not to make this situation more precarious.”


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