The Turn Off The Red Light Campaign billboard
‘Only 2% of sex workers who responded to the survey supported criminalising the purchase of sex.
61% of NI-based sex workers in the survey thought it would make them less safe.
85% believed that it would not reduce sex trafficking.
Only 16% of respondents to the client survey said it would make them stop paying for sex altogether.
There is likely to be significant difficulties with enforcement.’
New research from Queen’s University – the first time that “people involved in selling and buying sexual services have been directly approached in relation to prostitution policy in Northern Ireland”.
Mark Malone writes:
Looks like critics of the Turn Of The Red Light campaign have real empirical evidence to support their position. Its about time similar research was done here.
(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)