France

France criminalised clients in 2016. Medecins du Monde’s 2018 report found that since the law was introduced: 63% of sex workers have experienced deterioration of their living conditions, more isolation and greater stress; 42% are more exposed to violence (sexual violence, theft, and armed robbery); 38% have found it increasingly hard to demand use of condoms.

For more information please follow the work of our friends STRASS (Syndicat du travail sexuel).