The criminalization of sex work overwhelmingly targets women.
People who trade sexual services are frequently at risk of criminal punishment.
Supporting the rights of women is paramount to advancing the welfare of people in the sex trade. Social and criminal reforms are necessary:
- Decriminalizing prostitution.
- Disallowing sex and gender discrimination in employment, housing, child custody, and social services.
- Criminal record expungement.
- Repealing loitering laws.
- Extending maternity leave.
- Expanding benefits for families.
- Closing wage gaps.
- Increasing access to education.
- Increasing access to sexual and reproductive healthcare.