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In Yogya, sex workers say crackdown won’t save us

  • Bambang Muryanto

    The Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta | Thu, January 31 2013 | 09:58 am

PREMIUM Prostitutes and activists in Yogyakarta are calling on the government not to prosecute men who pay for sex to protect the rights of women.

The chairwoman of Yogyakarta Women’s Sex Workers Association (P3SY), Sarmi, said on Tuesday at a conference in Yogyakarta that the criminalization of the clients of prostitutes would decrease the bargaining power and income of sex workers.