Inna Shevchenko, President of FEMEN International Association, an international feminist protest group, in an Aug. 17, 2015 blog post for the Huffington Post, titled "Amnesty International's Policy Does Not Protect Prostitutes: Why Legalisation Doesn't Work," wrote:

“Legalisation does NOT reduce violence.

Women who bring charges against pimps and clients will bear the burden of proving that they were ‘forced.’ How possibly can a prostitute prove that she was forced to become a victim of sexual violence if this has happened in her recruitment or is part of her ‘working conditions.’ Violence is the nature of sex industry.

It is a cruel lie to suggest that decriminalisation or legalisation of the whole industry will protect prostitutes. It is not possible to protect someone whose source of income exposes them to the likelihood of being raped on average once a week.”

Aug. 17, 2015