New Zealand

Safe, not seedy: How sex work changed after two decades of decrim in New Zealand Link

How sex work changed after two decades of decriminalization in New Zealand Link

Sex as work: managing brothels as mainstream businesses link

New Zealand- Court of Appeal tosses out first stealthing appeal over rape of sex worker. link

Catherine Healy & Robyn Linde in Wellington New Zealand


Sex work research praises ‘Dunedin model- March 29th, 2021

New Zealand settlement recognizes sex worker’s right to freedom from workplace harassment December 14th, 2020

Why legal rights and respect for sex workers are paramount during times of crisisAugust 4th, 2020

Coronavirus update: How New Zealand has only recorded one COVID-19 death- April 9th, 2020

Decriminalize sex work to prevent trafficking and abuse–  January 11th, 2020

The Nature and Extent of the Sex Industry in New Zealand: An Estimation- 2005

Study: Migrant sex workers engage in illegal sex work to fund study and travel- Oct 10th, 2018

Calls for foreigners to be able to legally operate in New Zealand’s sex work industry -Sept 25th, 2018

Call to legalize sex work by migrants-  September 1st, 2018

It’s as legal as any other job. So why does stigma against sex workers persist?  August 6th, 2018

Domestic violence victims able to take out special paid leave in New Zealand– July 27th, 2018

I’m a sex worker, and Lisa Lewis doesn’t speak for me-  June 22st, 2018

Almost legal: migrant sex work in New ZealandJune 6th, 2018

Illegal prostitution crackdown: 27 Asian sex workers deported– June 5th, 2018

The truth about decriminalizing prostitutionJune 6th, 2018

“Queen’s Birthday Honours: Dame Catherine Healy – Sex workers ‘brought into the fold’– June 4th, 2018


NZ sex workers forced offline due to US ‘anti-sex trafficking’ law | –April 28th, 2018

No trafficking in NZ sex industry but migrant abuse is widespread, the report finds= April 17th, 2018

The judicial system and sex work in New Zealand Jan 2018

Can the police ever be friends to sex workers? Nov 7th, 2017

The New Zealand Model   Oct 31st, 2017

NZPC’s own website updates regularly with answers to some frequently repeated myths.

The Wikipedia page (90 references to source documents)

2017- New Zealand Prostitutes Collective (NZPC)  

New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective—An Example of a Successful Policy Actor-2017

Recently (2017) there has been some media coverage on (failed) efforts to create bylaws in attempt to move street-based workers, who were originally displaced by the earthquake, from certain residential areas.  NZPC will have the latest on this, but here is a sample of the coverage

From Law Enforcement to Protection? Interactions Between Sex Workers and Police in a Decriminalized Street-based Sex Industry-2016

The Prostitution Reform Act (2003) and Social Work in Aotearoa/New Zealand-2016

Decriminalising sex work in New Zealand: its history and impact-2015

A sex worker advocacy group has said New Zealand is the best country to be a prostitute-2015

NZ ‘best place on Earth’ to be a prostitute-2015

Police help short-changed sex worker July 13th, 2014

Prostitute wins damages for sexual harassment in the ‘world first’ case  Feb 28th, 2014

Decriminalising sex work is the only way to protect women – and New Zealand has proved that it works-2014

Occupational Safety and Health of Migrant Sex Workers in New Zealand-2013

Police help short-changed sex worker-2013

In 2013 there was a thorough review of the PRA by the NZ Justice Committee, which strongly rejected a petition calling for the ‘Swedish” model instead. See Wikipedia link above, or follow this link to jump straight to the Justice Committee’s 2014 “Full evidence text” pdf:

Prostitution law reform in New Zealand- July 10th 2012

For a 2007 study, Abel interviewed 772 sex workers from around the country and found 73 percent worked for the money, 87 percent regularly visited the doctor but only half announced their occupation, and 60 percent thought the police cared for their safety.

Report of the Prostitution Law Review Committee on the Operation of the Prostitution Reform Act-2003

Film ”Georgie Girl”- 2003

A guide to legal models so simple even swerfs can understand it.

Decriminalising sex work in New Zealand: its history and impact

The ethics of prostitution: Selling sex out of the shadows

SEX WORK IN NEW ZEALAND: The Decriminalization Model