Decriminalizing Sex Work

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Legalising sex work has been a business of sex workers who points towards for permission and legislation of their business. In many countries, this performance of sexual work has become a trade for economic growth. There have been argument over this trade over whether this legislation that legalise sex work increase human trafficking. This essay will discuss implications of decriminalizing sex work. The content of this study will outline the definition of terms that is sex work, human trafficking and decriminalizing sex work. It will also reflect on arguments over this trade whether the decriminalizing of sex work increases human trafficking. The ethical suggestions of decriminalizing sex work will be discussed and a defence for or against…show more content…
“Decriminalization would reduce the stigma, discrimination and uncertainty that come with criminality allowing us to live and work in health and safety and without fear of arrest that deprives us of our freedom and dignity”(Clamen, Santini & Charlebois,2013:3). This stigma affect all sex workers, legalising sex work mean a step to eliminate disgrace or shameful. This removal of sex work as a criminal act and organisation that prohibits sex work will allow sex work as work that protects the rights of sex workers through the agency of health and safety standards. Decriminalizing this trade will lead to sex workers to live without stigma, social exclusion and fear of violence. Sex worker will also have an access to financial services which means they have accounts in banks and insurance those cover their…show more content…
Sex work indicate that individual take their decisions to employ in sexual businesses and trafficking for sexual exploitation take place when a person is forces to have sex against their will. There are arguments that rise over whether decriminalising sex work increases human trafficking or not. In most countries sex work is still regarded as a criminal offense like in South Africa. The argument that rises for the decriminalisation of sex work is that in countries where sex work is decriminalized they experience the number of reported occurrence of human trafficking. This incident shows the impact of decriminalized sex work increases the maximum growth of illegal industries in the world. “Where prostitution is legalized or tolerated, there is a greater demand for human trafficking victims and nearly always an increase in the number of women and children trafficked into commercial sex slavery”(U.S. Department of State,2004:1). The is a an argument that sex industries creates ultimate conditions for uncontrolled abuse of sex workers, it is also believed that trafficking of human trafficking of women for sex can only be stopped if sex work is decriminalized and rights of social workers are
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