10 Reasons to Decriminalise Sex Work

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Source: 
Open Society Foundations
Year: 
2015

This document provides ten reasons why decriminalising sex work is the best policy for promoting health and human rights of sex workers, their families, and communities. Removing criminal prosecution of sex work goes hand-in-hand with recognizing sex work as work and protecting the rights of sex workers through workplace health and safety standards. Decriminalising sex work means sex workers are more likely to live without stigma, social exclusion, and fear of violence.

This brief is an updated version of the 2012 version drawing from the latest evidence and news to make the case for decriminalising sex work.

You can download this 8 page resource as a PDF above. This resource is in English.

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