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Sex Work Should be Legal — If Only to Protect Women from Police

August 7, 2019 Video Video: Decriminalize Sex Work in South Africa South African authorities are compromising the safety and wellbeing of women and obstructing efforts to end the HIV pandemic by treating sex work as a crime, Human Rights Watch and the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) said in a report released today. Rofhiwa Mlilo is a 40-year-old single mother who sells sex for a living in a small town in South Africa. Unlike the alternative of picking fruit on local farms, sex work provides her with enough money to support her two children. Mlilo, whose name I have changed…

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