Conclusion and Recommendations: Decriminalization of Sex Work

  • Jinmei Meng


This chapter, the concluding part of the study, explains why the decriminalization of sex work is a potential national strategy for human rights protection and HIV prevention in China. The theoretical grounds for the decriminalization of sex work are discussed in the contexts of universal human rights, the conception of sex work as work, rights-based approaches to HIV, rights-based responses to HIV and sex work, risk environment for HIV transmission, and the enabling legal framework for HIV and sex work. The decriminalization of sex work is also addressed within the contexts of international experiences and the Chinese characteristics of economy, politics, and sexuality. Recommendations are provided to reform Chinese law and HIV policy for decriminalization of sex work.


State Council Public Security Joint United Nations Programme Supreme People License Model 
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