Ending Brothel Slavery

France joins Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Canada and Northern Ireland in adopting the “Nordic Model” of helping victims of sex-trafficking by criminalizing clients, not prostitutes, and by providing support and exit services for the 89% of prostitutes who are not prostitutes by choice. Recognizing the tremendous violence in prostitution, including assault, rape, physical and psychological torture, the French National Assembly on April 6, 2016 chose to protect prostitutes’ fundamental rights as human beings.

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