Last updated on: 2/4/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Gabriela Silva Leite Biography

Title:
Co-ordinator of Rede Nacional de Profissionais do Sexo
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“In Brazil, engaging in sexual activities has been legal for a long time. Selling sexual fantasy is legal. What is illegal is maintaining a prostitution house, or a nightclub that has prostitution. So the person who is acting criminally is the nightclub owner or the cabaret owner, or even the owner of a massage house.

What we want to do at this moment is to change the situation. We want to make this a legal relationship so that we can establish a labor relationship between employer and employee.”

NewsHour with Jim Lehrer’s website, July 16, 2003

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Co-ordinator, Rede Nacional de Profissionais do Sexo
  • Director, ONG Davida, Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP)
  • Former prostitute
  • Organized first Brazilian congress of prostitutes
Education:
  • Attended 3 years, Sociology, University of Sao Paulo
Other:
  • None found