“WITHOUT punters, there would be no prostitutes” – these are the words of a woman who survived prostitution.
She was speaking about supply and demand at the Unite trade union conference.
It aims to criminalise the purchase of sex but at the same time decriminalise and
help victims. This is a reversal of the law as it currently stands.
Northern Ireland recently followed Norway and Sweden in ending demand for paid sex and the Republic of Ireland will soon follow.
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