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Why Sex Work Should Be Decriminalized

Human Rights Watch has conducted research on sex work around the world, including in Cambodia, China, Tanzania, the United States, and most recently, South Africa. The research, including extensive consultations with sex workers and organizations that work on the issue, has shaped the Human Rights Watch policy on sex work: Human Rights Watch supports the full decriminalization of consensual adult sex work. Why is criminalization of sex work a human rights issue? Criminalizing adult, voluntary, and consensual sex – including the commercial exchange of sexual services – is incompatible with the human…

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