"These new laws represent a paradigm shift in law and policy, and eventually, we hope, in public attitude about prostitution. This shift is critical to achieving real success in reducing – and ultimately eliminating sexual exploitation."
"By criminalizing the purchase of sex, the new laws directly challenge the long-held assumption that men are entitled to paid sexual access to primarily women and children’s bodies. It all also boldly refutes the notion that buying sex is an inevitable in our society, simply because it’s a practice that has ‘always been.’ By challenging the unchecked demand for paid sex, the new laws send the message that women and children are not, and should not be for sale. This approach effectively turns the historic treatment of prostitution on its head."
The excerpt above has been taken from the Activate CFPL Blog. To read the full article click here.
PDF file of a statement prepared by EFC.