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The Swedish Model: Why partial criminalisation of sex work will not help sex workers or SA society

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In recent years, law makers and advocates have been debating the 'Swedish Model’ – a policy model for sex work first introduced in Sweden in 1999 where the selling of sex is not criminalised but the buying of sex is. This animation explores the dangers of this model of sex work reform and how it causes particular hardship for sex workers in particular. Some resources for further information about the Swedish Model: • Gould, A., (2001). The Criminalisation of Buying Sex: the Politics of Prostitution, Journal of Social Policy, 30: 3, pp437-456. • A Krüsi et al. "Criminalisation of clients: reproducing vulnerabilities for violence and poor health among street-based sex workers in Canada—a qualitative study". British Medical Journal Open. (2014). • Ann Jordan. "The Swedish law to criminalise clients: A failed experiment in social engineering" Centre for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, American University, Issue Paper 4 (2012) • Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network. “New Zealand and Sweden: two models of reform”. (2005). • NSWP. “The Real Impact of the Swedish Model on Sex Workers: Advocacy Toolkit”. (2014). A • Ruth Jacobs. "The Swedish model criminalising the purchase of sex is dangerous: the European Parliament should have rejected it". Huffington Post. (2014). Produced by: Ayesha Krige for Sonke Gender Justice Script by: Ayesha Krige Additional input: Carole Vance, Stacey-Leigh Manoek and Marlise Richter This publication was supported by a grant from the Open Society Foundation of South Africa (OSFSA)