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Prostitutes raised red umbrellas in celebration of New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective entering its third decade on Thursday. Speeches were made, and stories shared among a crowd of a hundred at Wellington's Southern Cross bar, before the umbrellas — a symbol of sex work — were lifted for a photo opportunity. The Pimping of Prostitution: Abolishing the Sex Work Mythreleased in New Zealand on October 11, describes an abusive industry left unchecked by absent government agencies. Speaking from Bergen, Norway, the morning after a book launch, Bindel says her work is a grassroots, investigative expose of legitimised sex work around the world.
If you are looking for the latest legal information relating current Coronavirus laws in New Zealand, check out our new section: Coronavirus and the Law. Sex workers around the world generally advocate for decriminalisation. Prostitution Reform Acts 3. Sincemost activities related to sex work have been legal for most people. Prostitution Reform Actss 3, 4, 7.
Under the law, a sex worker is someone who exchanges physical sex for payment. The payment may go directly to you, or it may go to your boss or someone else, with you getting a cut.
Overview of sex work and the law
You can refuse or take back consent even if a client has already paid. You can put any kinds of limits you want on your consent, like agreeing to a specific kind of sex but not to other kinds.
The law says that anyone involved in sex work — both the sex worker and the client — must follow safer sex practices, like using condoms and dental dams. Operators also have a responsibility to make sure their workers and clients are practising safer sex. Anyone doing sex work without practising safer sex can be prosecuted and fined.
It has most often been clients who have been prosecuted so far under this law. The information in this section is an online version of our highly useful resource The Community Law Manual.
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Community life Neighbourhood life Harassment and bullying. Is sex work against the law? Prostitution Reform Acts 3 No. Prostitution Reform Actss 3, 4, 7 Under the law, a sex worker is someone who exchanges physical sex for payment. Does a sex worker have the right to refuse consent to sex?
Every person has the right to refuse consent to sex, at any time. What are my rights if a client is rougher than we agreed?
Prostitution Reform Acts 17 ; Case:  NZHC You can put any kinds of limits you want on your consent, like agreeing to a specific kind of sex but not to other kinds. Safer sex Prostitution Reform Acts 9 ; Health and Safety at Work Act The law says that anyone involved in sex work — both the sex worker and the client — must follow safer sex practices, like using condoms and dental dams.
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