In decriminalising sex work, the Act largely removed sex work from criminal legal frameworks and recognised sex work as a legitimate occupation, subject to industrial regulations.
... sex worker representatives from over 20 countries in the region agreed upon progressing a regional sex worker organisation ... at the 3rd International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP)
In 1991, police were raiding massage parlours and arresting sex workers on the street...
In 1988, the New Zealand Ministry of Health contracted NZPC to provide a range of services to sex workers, focused on HIV/AIDS prevention.
People started to talk about us as if we were a force to be reckoned with. This is really when we realised we were becoming an organisation.