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Should Prostitution Be Legalised ?

Compiled by: Pabita Dahal
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Murari Prasad Kharel
Deputy Director, Human Rights Commission

Rather than other people giving their opinion on this matter, it is an issue that should be heard from sex workers themselves. Do they feel oppressed to do their job? Or on the contrary, do they actually feel dignified and respect their job? Prostitution-related organisations and professionals need to do a research and come with concrete results.

In Nepal, although prostitution is illegal, it is highly pervasive. In my opinion, if prostitution is illegal it should be completely eliminated. But if not, all human beings have the right to live a dignified life and hence, prostitution should be legalised.