Posts Tagged ‘Prostitution’

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

Residents fighting to rid their streets of prostitutes are hoping in new report

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

A report has been written which is aimed at putting pressure on the Government to allow Auckland Council to outlaw sex workers from certain areas. It includes personal accounts from business owners and residents highlighting the challenges they face from prostitution in their suburbs, including turf wars between prostitutes and business owners. The book sets Read more

Parliament to consider change to street prostitution laws

Friday, February 17th, 2012

A bill that will change street prostitution laws to allow Auckland Council to ban street prostitution in specific places is to be considered by the local government select committee. Other city councils including Christchurch are expected to show interest and may seek to have the same powers applied generally. An earlier 2005 bill, relating to Read more

Call to legalise prostitution in Guam

Friday, December 9th, 2011

The Director of Public Health in Guam has called for prostitution to be legalised for public health reasons.

The legislature is currently discussing a bill aimed at distinguishing between genuine massage parlours from other businesses offering illegal services.

James Gillan told senators his call is not an endorsement of prostitution.

He told Radio Australia brothels have slipped under the radar, because many named themselves therapeutic masseuses.

Read the article...

Canberra Church: Recriminalise prostitution

Monday, March 21st, 2011

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) should recriminalise prostitution and jailing men who pay for sex according to the Catholic Church in Canberra and Goulburn. The Church intends to lodge a submission to the enquiry into the Prostitution Act, and says ACT should follow the lead provided by Sweden. Archdiocesan spokeswoman for young adults Daniela Kesina Read more