International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Legalizing Prostitution Means Legitimizing Human Rights Violation!
Nazafarin Nazemi

Prostitution reduces women to a commodity which is bought and sold. Nature of prostitution is itself abusive as it is an abuse of a woman’s body. Many people consider prostitution a reasonable choice for a particular sector or class of women instead of being seen as sexual exploitation and a human rights violation. When a pimp compels a prostitute to submit to sexual demands as a condition of employment, it is exploitation, sexual harassment and rape that are based on the prostitute's compliance rather than her consent. The fact that a pimp or customer gives money to a prostitute for submitting to these acts does not alter the fact of violation of human rights. Present article is an effort to show prostitution is a violation of human rights and legalizing this menace will not solve the problem.

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