Nordic Model key to beating exploitation of sex workers

( CNN) With a decisive 64 -1 2 vote in parliament this month, France asserted its determination to put an end to the exploitation of women and girls through prostitution. The United States and the rest of the world should follow suit.

France’s new statute codifies what is known as the Nordic Model for combating sexual exploitation. It distinguishes prostitution as a form of violence, constructs the acquisition of sex acts illegal, considers prostituted persons as victims rather than offenders, and provides victims with help to get out of the business.

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