Prostituted women need exit strategies
I’m writing to ask you to enact the Equality Model of Prostitution Law Reform in South Australia.
The majority of women enter prostitution not because of real choice but because of lack of meaningful options to make a decent living, experiences of childhood and adult abuse, coercion, and substance misuse.
The Equality Model decriminalises the selling of sex, but restrains exploitation by criminalising the buying of sex and third party profiteering, and most importantly, provides meaningful exit strategies for prostitutes.
This model has proven in many countries to be in the best interests of vulnerable women. Please support the Equality Model for South Australia.
Lead the nation in adopting the Equality Model
I’d like to ask the South Australian Parliament to fully explore the Equality Model of Prostitution Law Reform.
There is abundant evidence that decriminalising prostitution is harmful to women. On the other hand, the Equality Model has proven in many countries to reduce trafficking and increase safety for women.
South Australia has long been a leader in laws promoting equality. It should become the first state to reject prostitution decriminalisation and adopt the Equality Model.
Please use your influence to help introduce the Equality Model to South Australia.
Adopt the Equality Model - not decriminalisation
I’m asking you as my elected member of the SA Parliament to advocate for the Equality Model of Prostitution Law Reform.
The Equality Model has proven in many countries to reduce the demand for prostitution, and so reduce the amount of prostituted people and the harm caused by it. It also provides meaningful exit strategies for sex workers.
This is a far better option than decriminalising prostitution, which has an undeniable link to an increased rate of trafficking.
Please support the Equality Model for South Australia.
Join the global move to the Equality Model
The Equality Model of Prostitution Law Reform has proven to be more effective than decriminalising prostitution – so I urge you to adopt it in South Australia.
This model has been enacted in Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Canada, Northern Ireland, France, Ireland, Israel, and is now before the UK Parliament.
It decriminalises the selling of sex, but restrains exploitation by criminalising the buying of sex and third party profiteering. Most importantly, it provides meaningful exit strategies for those in prostitution.
South Australia should follow suit and be the first Australian state to adopt the Equality Model. Please support it!