As South Africa’s government debates whether or not to decriminalize prostitution, advocacy groups say the current strict legislation denies women and children some of their basic rights and puts them at greater risk of violence.
South Africa is home to an estimated 153,000 sex workers who are at high risk of violence, HIV infection and sexually transmitted diseases. The law in South Africa currently criminalizes both the buying and selling of sex.
Will a decision by Taiwanese authorities to decriminalize prostitution put the island’s sex workers at greater risk?
"... a move that many human’s rights groups disagree with and opposed. Does legal prostitution better protect women and sex workers?"
This article was originally published by The Conversation. South Africa may become the first African country to decriminalize sex work. If it does, it will be one of a handful of countries that have fully decriminalized sex work (in...
Earlier this month, Amnesty International adopted a new resolution that called for the decriminalization of all consensual sex work all around the world. By legalizing prostitution, the organization argued, the human rights of those...