Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)
Prostitution policy: Nordic Model
LOI n° 2016-444 du 13 avril 2016 visant à renforcer la lutte contre le système prostitutionnel et à accompagner les personnes prostituées (1)
Law about abolition of prostitution in France
Prostitution is not illegal in France despite the April 2016 law which prohibits the purchase of sexual services. Many prostitution-related activities remain illegal, such as procuring, brokering or prostitution of minors.
Since the law No. 2016-444 of 13 April 2016, France has chosen to penalize customers, rather than prostitutes, who are now offered various measures to accompany them to get out of prostitution if they so request.