History of the New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective

Catherine Healy, Calum Bennachie and Anna Reed

in Taking the crime out of sex work

Published by Policy Press

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9781847423344
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303664 | DOI:
History of the New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective

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This chapter outlines the history of the New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective (NZPC). It traces the collective's efforts to fight against social stigma and to overturn legislation that had a negative implication on the lives of sex workers in New Zealand. The chapter begins by providing a short outline of the socio-political context in which the NZPC emerged in the late 1980s. After tracing the composition of the NZPC, it then proceeds to the ways in which the collective built support for decriminalising sex work in New Zealand.

Keywords: Prostitutes' Collective; NZPC; sex workers; legislation; composition of NZPC

Chapter.  4790 words. 

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