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Should Prostitution Be Legalised ?

Compiled by: Pabita Dahal
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Karma Sherpa
Director, Re Unity Nepal 


I have been working with drug users and fighting against drug abuse for more than a decade. Over the years I have realised that war on drugs has failed big time. The only alternative is to accept the fact and find methods to minimise the harm. So I view prostitution in the same way. In a third world country like ours where there is an employment crisis, there is no way we can completely eradicate sex workers.

By legalising prostitution, sex workers would not be deemed as criminals. They would have the legal rights as any other profession. Hence, it would protect them against any form of violence, which would reduce sex offences and crime rate as a whole in the country.