Last updated on: 1/31/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Catherine Healy Biography

Title:
National Co-ordinator of the New Zealand Prostitutes Collective
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“We were very determined but didn’t think we’d actually achieve getting the law changed. It was a long battle over 15 years to get those draconian measures off our statutes books….

Since the change in the law, people feel they can approach the police and report violence. And it has changed the dynamics between sex workers and clients.”

“New Zealand Vice Battle ‘Not Over Yet’,” BBC News, Dec. 4, 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • National Co-ordinator, New Zealand Prostitutes Collective
  • Consultant, World Health Organization (WHO), 1995
  • Former primary school teacher
Education:
  • College graduate
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Prostitution Be Legal?