By Joel Hellewell 19 September 2017 This post is a response to the “meme” created by Nordic Model Now, claiming that the rate of sexual assault in New Zealand has increased since 2003, primarily because of the decriminalisation of prostitution in the Prostitution Reform Act 2003. Link to the meme: https://nordicmodelnow.org/2016/08/11/meme-about-new-zealand-since-the-full-decriminalisation-of-the-sex-trade/ The first thing to […]
New Zealand decriminalised sex work in 2003 with verifiable success. Over 90% of sex workers said they had additional employment, legal, health and safety rights. 64.8% found it easier to refuse clients and 70% said they were more likely to report incidents of violence to the police.
For a summary of the Prostitution Reform Act please see here.
Laws protecting prostitutes came into force in 2003 KASHMIRA GANDER New Zealand is the best place in the world to be a prostitute thanks to its robust laws, according an organisation which represents the nation’s sex workers. For almost a decade and a half, sex workers in New Zealand have been protected by the Prostitution […]
New Zealand took a big step in 2003 by decriminalising prostitution. The English Collective of Prostitutes is fighting for the same status in England. Benjamin Serra The Prisma Poverty and the recent economic crisis forces hundreds of women to work in the sex industry in order to earn money to support their families, to save […]
AUTHOR // Serkan Ozturk CATEGORIES // News + Politics | National | New South Wales A convention held in Sydney earlier this month looking at the gains made in NSW since decriminalisation of sex work was introduced in 1995 saw unanimous agreement by delegates present that the NSW Government is wrong to consider re-introducing a stringent licensing system with […]
Friday, 26 October 2012, 11:48 am New Zealand Prostitutes Collective turns 25 The New Zealand Prostitutes Collective (NZPC) turns 25 this year. NZPC is holding an event to launch this at their National Office based in Wellington on Tuesday 6 November. Speakers include Niki Adams from the English Collective of Prostitutes, and Rachel Wotton from […]
by Carolina Talavera Having read the article “Legal or not, prostitution remains a harmful institution” by Melissa Farley in DREGS magazine, I write to comment and correct. In her piece, Farley makes a number of claims such as that prostitution is uniquely dangerous and damaging, and supports these claims with statistics and other evidence. On closer […]
The London Daily News, 24/12/2011. With record numbers of women in London turning to sex work to provide an income the English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP) has launched a new campaign to decriminalise prostitution for “safety’s sake”. At an event at St Pauls “Tent City” a New Zealand MP Tim Barnett who sponsored the 2003 […]
Monday 19 December, 6pm KEY SPEAKER: TIM BARNETT New Zealand MP who introduced decriminalisation He is in London only for one day. Don’t miss him! Tent City University, Occupy London Stock Exchange, St Paul’s, EC4M 8AD Tim Barnett sponsored the 2003 Prostitution Reform Act which decriminalised prostitution in New Zealand, making it the first country to do so. This […]
Daily Express, 05/11/2011. THERE are few clues as to what happens inside Stiletto, billed euphemistically as “the world’s finest short-stay boutique hotel”. It looks like any upmarket retreat but is the latest, most stylish flagship for the legalised sex industry in Sydney, Australia. Inside this high-class brothel, which cost more than £7million to create, there […]
It is a tragedy that it has taken the murders of countless sex workers, including five young women in Ipswich and three women in Bradford in the last few years, for the police to suggest that the prostitution laws are not ‘fit for purpose’ and that New Zealand type decriminalisation should be considered. New Zealand successfully […]