Nordic Model Prostitution Policy Sweden Europe Statistics

Nordic Model
prostitution policy

Nordic Model implements

decriminalization & support of persons involved in prostitution
criminalization of the purchase of sex acts, of sex buyers and procurers
public awareness and prevention

Nordic Model Countries
Countries, which have adopted Nordic Model prostitution policy

Sweden (1999)
Norway (2009)
Iceland (2009)
Canada (2014)
Northern Ireland, UK (2015)
France (2016)
Ireland (2017)
Israel (2018) comes into force in May 2020

Prostitution Policy in Sweden – targeting demand

The Swedish Institute

Prostitution Policy in Sweden – targeting demand (2019)

The booklet “Prostitution Policy in Sweden – targeting demand” offers the history behind, and the results of, Sweden’s approach to combat prostitution and human trafficking.

Twenty years ago Sweden became the first country in the world to prohibit the purchase of sexual services. Since then, several other countries have observed the positive effects of Sexual Purchase Act and introduced similar legal frameworks. Many other countries are showing an interest.
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Nordic Model Prostitution Policy Sweden Europe Statistics
Fondation Scelles

5th Global Report, SEXUAL EXPLOITATION, New Challenges, New Answers

For more than 25 years, the Fondation Scelles, a recognized public benefit foundation based in Paris, and with a consultative status with ECOSOC, has been fighting against sexual exploitation and the system of prostitution.
This commitment includes prevention and abroad, monitoring and analysis of phenomena related to International Observatory on Sexual Exploitation, as well as legal and judicial activities.
The Fondation Scelles is a co-founding member of the (CAP International), which was launch NGOs from 22 countries.
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The Debate
Jessica Masterson – The Sex Work Debates and What We’re Missing

Dr Meagan Tyler – No, feminism is not about choice

Michelle Kelly – Why I Went Public About My Abuse in the Sex Trade

AIDS/Pro-prostitution lobby
Julie Bindel – The Pimping of Prostitution: Abolishing the Sex Work Myth