Gatekeeping Decriminalization of Prostitution: The Ubiquitous Influence of the New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective

Janice G. Raymond, CATW Board Member May 8, 2018

Janice Raymond, CATW's board treasurer and professor emerita of Women’s Studies and Medical Ethics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, recently wrote an enlightening article for Volume 3, Issue 2 of Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence. "Gatekeeping Decriminalization of Prostitution: The Ubiquitous Influence of the New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective" analyzes the expanded role of the NZPC in the evaluations of New Zealand's decriminalization legislation known as the Prostitution Reform Act (PRA). Despite this, survivors of prostitution and allies have continued to speak out against the law. The article goes on to make important recommendations the law's Review Committee should undertake as it conducts a full assessment of the PRA this year.

Read the article.