Top 5 Benefits of Decriminalisation

Benefit 1

Makes it easier for sex workers to report crime or harassment to police.¹

Benefit 2

Reduces mistreatment of sex workers while increasing their access to healthcare and human rights.

Benefit 3

Improves rates of safer sex practice and lowers rates of sexually transmissible infections,³ averting HIV infections over the next decade.²

Benefit 4

Removes barriers to sex workers paying income tax.

Benefit 5

Provides less opportunity for organised crime and police corruption to take hold in the sex industry.⁵


Last updated: 13 June 2019

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