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Call for Botswana to Legalise Prostitution

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 16:23
Mogae calls on the country to legalise prostitution to make it easier to help sex workers prevent the disease

Former Botswana President and head of that country’s National AIDS Council, Festus Mogae, has called on the country to legalise prostitution to make it easier to help sex workers prevent the disease.

Mogae, points out that, "Decriminalising sex work does not mean encouraging it, but it would rather pave way for policies that protect those who have been forced into the trade."

He argues that prostitute will be unable to report men who forcibly put them at risk of contracting the virus, and in turn men who seek their services will no longer abuse them as might be the situation now.

To read the article titled, “Legalise prostitution, Mogae says,” click here.

Source: 
News24