On 8 March  2018, Parliament’s Multiparty Women’s Caucus held a Summit on the “South African Law Reform Commission’s Adult Prostitution Report”. Various stakeholders presented their positions.  The submissions of Asijiki members and others are included below:

An extract from the minutes of the Caucus reads:

The Content Advisor outlined that the MPWC hosted the sex work summit on 5 March 2018. In response to its call for written submissions, the Committee received a total of 62 written submissions. 30 of these stakeholders availed themselves for oral presentations on the day of the summit. Out of the 62 submissions and oral presentations, 37 (59.6%) stakeholders supported full decriminalisation of sex work while 14 (22.5%) stakeholders supported the current status quo of continued criminalisation, six (9.6%) stakeholders supported partial criminalisation, three (4.8%) organisations submitted the current status quo should be coupled with diversion while two (3.5%) stakeholders did not voice any preference.

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