Prostitution in Namibia
Prostitution in Namibia is illegal but a highly prevalent common practice.
A number of prominent groups have called for the legalization or decriminalization of prostitution. In 2005, the Legal Assistance Centre, a Windhoek-based non-profit human rights organization, called for the decriminalization of prostitution as a means of cutting the country's high HIV-AIDS rate as well as a means for maintaining the human rights of the prostitute themselves. Rights not Rescue, a sex workers organization is amongst those calling for decriminalisation.
Many groups in Namibia actively oppose legalization and instead focus on providing skills to former sex workers. Some groups approach the issue from a religious perspective, arguing that Namibia's population is overwhelmingly Christian and therefore should not accept what they consider an immoral profession.
- Milton Louw (23 April 2012). "Legalise Prostitution in Namibia".
- Informanté: Legalize prostitution to combat AIDS: ‘Mama Africa’. Feb 1 2012
- KK widely condemned on prostitution remarks New Era, 4 October 2010
- Sasman, Catherine (23 April 2012). "KK renews call for prostitution to be legalised". The Namibian.
- Rights not Rescue: Female, Male, and Trans Sex Workers' Human Rights in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. Open Society Institute 2009
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