Abolish Prostitution Now!

Abolish Prostitution Now!

Abolish Prostitution Now! is a global campaign which aims to eliminate the harms of prostitution by eliminating the practice itself. We are a working group of women, including survivors of prostitution, who believe that prostitution is violence against women and the practice has no place in a world free from oppression and exploitation.

The campaign was initiated in response to two UN Aids reports, which advocate legalisation of prostitution. One major goal will be to lobby the United Nations to adopt the perspective that prostitution is violence against women and should not be legal. Instead, the UN should be supporting progressive approaches, such as the Swedish Model, which criminalises punters and decriminalises women in prostitution. This approach has proven to be successful in reducing trafficking and the size of the industry as a whole. Norway, Iceland, South Korea and France have also adopted this approach. In addition, the working group…

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