Ntokozo Yingwana, Advocacy Officer with the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) in South Africa, stated in her Apr. 17, 2012 article titled "Why Sex Work Should Be Decriminalized," posted on the SWEAT website:

“[D]ecriminalization will bring in stronger laws to protect individuals against coerced sex work, human trafficking and sexual exploitation of minors. The key benefit of decriminalization is a vast improvement in the relationship between police and sex workers, to the point that sex workers become key information sources in attempts to uncover human trafficking. Currently, sex workers are afraid to do so, because they risk arrest.”

Apr. 17, 2012