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Britain launches strategy to protect prostitutes

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Britain launches strategy to protect prostitutes


Britain is launching a new strategy that aims to provide more protection forprostitutes.

The plans could see the law relaxed allowing two prostitutes and a receptionist to work together legally in brothels. But proposals to create so called tolerance zones for sex workers have been rejected. For Home Office minister Fiona Taggart small scale operations are less disruptive: “The women who are involved in prostitution have very little choice – the people who live in the neighbourhoods where prostitution exists have no choice over their lives, we try to bring back choice to these people.” The strategy also plans to target the men who traffic women from abroad. But some campaigners are urging a more radical approach and are calling on the British government to decriminalise the world’s oldest profession.
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