The passage of a law that criminalizes sex buyers and decriminalizes those who are prostituted sends a powerful rebuke to Amnesty International, which has taken a misguided stance on an issue of human rights.
Several famous actresses have signed a letter opposing Amnesty International's proposal to decriminalize sex work. Veronica Bayetti Flores believes "their position is misguided in several ways."
A little more than 10 years ago, Sweden adopted a radical approach to prostitution. Rather than punish women who sell their bodies, Sweden publicly outs the men who pay for sex. The result is a 50 percent reduction in street prostitution, reports the Christian Science Monitor.
A plan to legalize sex work in time for South Africa's 2010 World Cup has many in the country upset. While supporters believe criminalization puts women in harm's way, religious groups and others argue that "family values" trump the interests of both the national economy and individual workers.