A Critical Examination of Responses to Prostitution in Four Countries: Victoria-Australia, Ireland, The Netherlands, Sweden

January 18, 2003


This review was commissioned by the Routes Out Partnership Board. Responses to prostitution in four countries is explored, and the following issues are addressed;

  • The current approach to prostitution
  • The previous approach
  • The impetus/rationale for change from the previous position
  • The long and short term aims of the approach
  • The understanding in relation to the cause and effects of prostitution and to what extent this has influenced the approach
  • The implementation of the approach and any issues that arose from this
  • To describe the impact and implications for women involved in prostitution, police and health services
  • To describe and analyse legal changes and highlight the impact on women involved in prostitution and the men who use them
  • To draw out any implications of these legal changes for the Routes Out SIP

Available to view at the Glasgow City Council website.

Project: Critical Examination of Responses to Prostitution in Four Countries

Available from: Child and Women Abuse Studies Unit, Free, £1.00 p&p. and the Routes Out Social Inclusion Partnership

  • Authors:
    Julie Bindel, Liz Kelly