Sex workers campaign for decriminalisation

RICHMOND - Sex workers took to the streets of Richmond to campaign for the decriminalisation of prostitution.

The women said police often harass and demand bribes from them. One said she had been raped by a police officer.

Another of their grievances was the abuse they suffer at the hands of some of their clients, which they cannot report to law enforcement fear of getting arrested themselves or getting further victimised by the police.

They believe decriminalisation of prostitution will go a long way towards ensuring their safety and their earnings.

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