“If [when I was a prostitute] I had seen the men being punished, that would have given me hope. That would have given me the idea that people on the outside of the sex trade actually do care, actually do think that we matter.”

–  Rebecca Mott

From Lynne Walsh, (2021) “The sex trade teaches you that you’re not even human.Morningstar

Abolitionist (Nordic Model) legal policy implemented in New York City

New York City’s District Attorney recently implemented a policy that decriminalizes the person who is paid for in prostitution, while at the same time enforcing existing NY laws against sex buyers, pimps, and traffickers.

This policy will decrease violence against women and increase public safety.  We hope that as the US gradually implements abolitionist laws, these kinds of legal solutions will be considered by other states and municipalities.