10 REASONS TO DECRIMINALISE SEX WORK (OSF, 2015)

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10 REASONS TO DECRIMINALISE SEX WORK (OSF, 2015)

This briefing from Open Society Foundations provides ten reasons why decriminalising sex work is the best policy for promoting health and human rights of sex workers, their families, and communities. Sex work is criminalised not only through laws on sale or purchase of sexual services, but also through laws that prohibit the solicitation of sex, living off the earnings of sex work, and brothel-keeping. Other laws unrelated to sex work are also used to arrest, prosecute and harass sex workers. (Updated in 2015 to reflect the most relevant arguments, and the latest news and evidence.)