Sex Work and Human Rights

Prostitutes Protection Act: Conservatives Fully Achieved Their Objectives

The government’s actual goal was “to quietly abolish prostitution under the guise of helping people in prostitution. … Whoever still believes that the Prostitutes Protection Act was intended to protect sex workers also believes that woodchucks chuck wood.”

Voice4Sexworkers, a project by and for sex workers, rubbishes recent media reports suggesting the law had failed to achieve its stated goals.

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ProstSchG well on its way to achieve Conservatives’ goals

A flurry of recent media reports have suggested the Prostitutes Protection Act (herafter ProstSchG) had failed to achieve its stated goals and would not sufficiently protect people engaged in prostitution.

Voice4Sexworkers, a project by and for sex workers,firmly rejectsthat notion:

The ProstSchG is well on its way to achieve all of the federal government’s desired goals and effects, especially those of the conservative parties [Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Christian Social Union (CSU) in Bavaria, together known as die Union]. It may have taken a while, but now, around two years after the ProstSchG went into effect on July 1, 2017, it has become increasingly apparent that the law’s consequences, which we expected and predicted, have materialized up and down the country.

As interior minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) aptly…

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One response

  1. Pino59

    Hello, I’m writing from Italy and I’m interested in the subject of sex work in Germany and Austria. Let me say right away that I strongly doubt the prohibitionist picture according to which legalization in such countries has been a disaster and only resulted in a huge increase of trafficking. This negative view is usually supported by most mainstream newspapers and many TV news reports but I’ve visited a few german and swiss FKK and it seems to me that the truth is just the opposite. On the other hand, as a customer of a FKK I haven’t been able to understand in depth the details of how these places work. So can point to an article, written in english where such questions are answered? Examples: Do sex workers pay some fee for the rooms they use with clients? Are they in some way forced by FKK managers to provide certain services or to be present a certain amount of time? Do they have any obligations towards FKK management? Does Internal Revenue Service (or whatever it is called in Germany) check if they really pay income tax?
    Thanks for your help

    August 27, 2019 at 3:16 pm

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