UN urges Botswana to legalise prostitution


Botswana has been called upon to consider legalising prostitution in an effort to help fight the spread of HIV as well as address a web of challenges faced by the minority group.

Speaking at the unveiling of a documentary and booklet on female sex workers in Gaborone, UNAIDS Country Director, Gang Sun noted the UNAIDS Gap report had shown female sex workers (FSWs) had been left behind in the HIV response because of stigma and discrimination, violence and punitive legal and social environments.

He pointed out that punitive environments had been shown to limit the availability, access and uptake of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support for sex workers and their clients.

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