Posts Tagged ‘legalised prostitution’

Sex workers disagree over Kiwibank’s principled stand

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Kiwibank’s initial plans to blacklist the adult entertainment industry ran into opposition from the New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective, but the bank is being urged to stick to its guns by Wahine Toa Rising – a new trans-Tasman group set up by ex-sex workers. Read more

NZ ‘best place on Earth’ to be a prostitute

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

New Zealand is the best place on Earth to be a prostitute, says a local sex workers’ advocate. Catherine Healey, New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective national co-ordinator, told an Australian news website New Zealand was the best country to work in the sex industry. She said laws here around sex work were the world’s most effective Read more

Ex-prostitutes say decriminalisation has failed them

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Former prostitutes and their advocates are calling for clients of sex workers to be prosecuted, saying the decriminalisation of the industry has failed them. Freedom from Sexual Exploitation director Elizabeth Subritzky told Parliament’s justice and electoral committee the only solution to the damage that prostitution caused, and the violence it created, was to prosecute buyers Read more

Legalised prostitution fails in Germany

Friday, June 7th, 2013

When Germany legalised prostitution just over a decade ago, politicians hoped that it would create better conditions and more autonomy for sex workers. It hasn’t worked out that way, though. Exploitation and human trafficking remain significant problems. Sânandrei is a poor village in Romania with run-down houses and muddy paths. Some 80 percent of its Read more