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Ane Mathieson, MSW Biography

Former Lead Expert on the Nordic Model Policy at the Organization for Prostitution Survivors
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"

“This paper argues that Washington State, and the city of Seattle in particular, is an important US case study site for the introduction of a new legal and social service model similar to the Nordic model…

In contrast to both criminalization and legalization/decriminalization frameworks, the Nordic model is premised on the understanding that women’s equity depends on excising structural barriers that preclude women’s full economic, social, and political inclusion. A core component of the Nordic model is the prohibition of the purchase of sexual services law. This law asymmetrically criminalizes buyers of prostitution and third-party profiteers (pimps and brothel owners), while maintaining the decriminalization of individuals sold in prostitution.”

“Prostitution Policy: Legalization, Decriminalization and the Nordic Model,”, 2015

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Policy Fellow, Center for Women in Government and Civil Society, State University of New York at Albany, Jan. 2017-present
  • Cofounder, We Fight Back, Sep. 2015-present
  • Education and Curriculum Development Advisor, Joshua Children’s Foundation Center on Child Sexual Abuse, Aug. 2015-Nov. 2016
  • Lead Expert on the Nordic Model Policy, Organization for Prostitution Survivors, Aug. 2014-June 2016
  • Research Intern, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) Asia-Pacific, July 2015-Aug. 2015
  • Fulbright Fellow, Swedish Fulbright Commission, Aug. 2012-Aug. 2013
  • Community Companion, Plymouth Healing Communities, Apr. 2009-July 2012
  • AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America), Keeping Maine’s Children Connected, 2007-2008
  • MSW, Social Work, University of Washington, 2016
  • BA, Philosophy and English, University of Maine, 2006
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