Decriminalizing sex work

The decriminalization of sex work is the removal of criminal penalties for sex work.
Removing criminal prosecution for sex workers creates a safer and healthier environment and allows them to live with less social exclusion and stigma.

[SIZE=5]Legal models of sex work[/SIZE]

  1. Prostitution legal but regulated
  2. Prostitution legal and not regulated; organised activities such as
    brothels and pimping illegal
  3. Illegal to buy sex, legal to sell sex
  4. Prostitution illegal

Criminalization is the prohibition of the act of receiving money or goods in return for or in exchange for sex, being connected with the sex industry, or profiting from the sex industry.

Partial criminalization decriminalizes the selling of sex while the purchasing of sex remains a crime. This is often referred to as the “Nordic model”.

Legalization / Regulation is when sex work is made formally legal but still not recognized as a legitimate form of work and therefore heavily regulated. Sex workers must comply with permissible working areas, mandatory health checks, and registration or face criminal sanction. Examples of this model include Senegal and the Netherlands.

Decriminalization is the removal of criminal penalties for sex work, and sex workers receive equal protection and recognition as workers in other industries.

Kenya should look for a better way to deal with the situation. The current one is untenable.

But if a chile tells you to buy her an Infinix in exchange for sex, is that prostitution? if it is, then 90% of women have been prostitutes at one point of their lives.

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