Prostitution : the Swedish Sex Purchase Law works/la loi suédoise sur l’achat de sexe est efficace/Das schwedische Sexkaufverbot funktioniert
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Länsstyrelsen report is being misinterpreted: the Swedish Sex Purchase Law works
Press release • 2015-04-01 11:21 CEST
The Swedish Sex Purchase Act is a cornerstone of Swedish gender equality policy and a strong commitment to human rights. With the Sex Purchase Act, Sweden shows that we live up to international agreements such as the UN Convention Against Prostitution of 1949 and the UN Women’s Convention of 1979.
The government’s recent evaluation, conducted by Länsstyrelsen [County Administrative Board] in Stockholm, has shown that since the Sex Purchase Act was introduced, street prostitution has more than halved. The proportion of men who have ever paid for sex is 7.5%. Slightly less than one (1) percent of Swedish men buy sex during one year. Länsstyrelsen’s latest…
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