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Calls To Decriminalize Sex Work Are Growing Louder In South Africa

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.
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