Dr Charlotte Proudman invited to speak about prostitution laws on LBC radio on 24 July 2018


Following the publicised failings of the quasi-legalisation of prostitution in Leeds, Dr Charlotte Proudman was invited to discuss why the legalisation of prostitution reinforces violence against women and girls, increases the risk of rape and violence and leads to greater numbers of human trafficking. As an advocate for women, Charlotte argued for the introduction of the Nordic Model, as it is often known, which de-criminalises prostituted women, criminalises those paying to sexually exploit women and the state would have a duty to provide exit strategies for prostituted women. Research shows that in Sweden, the first country to introduce the Nordic Model, prostitution has drastically reduced and it is known as a hostile place for traffickers.

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