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    Scandinavian Human Rights Lawyers advocating for the Nordic Approach on prostitution

    By Lisa Olsson Last month we had the privilege to welcome internationally renowned human rights lawyers Ruth Nordstrom with colleagues to Perth for the first time. Mrs. Nordstrom is the president of Scandinavian Human Rights Lawyers, an organization that promotes and protects human rights and freedoms in Scandinavia and throughout Europe, and she is known […]

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    The World’s Oldest Oppression Conference

    By Caitlin Roper This month, we made history. For the first time, sex trade survivors and their supporters came together for ‘World’s Oldest Oppression’ conference, Australia’s first ever national abolitionist meeting. Approximately one hundred people spent two days at RMIT Melbourne hearing from exited women describing their experiences in the sex industry, from those organisations […]

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    Let’s Stand for Freedom

    By Grant Dusting In speaking to people about the harms of prostitution and the realities of sex trafficking, sometimes I feel out of place. Most of the people connected to the Adopt Nordic WA movement so far are women. Some are survivors of prostitution, Peter worked as a counsellor at a women’s refuge, and Caitlin […]

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    Why I support the Nordic Model

    By: Mr Peter Abetz MLA, Member for Southern River. I lived in Victoria when the State Government decided to legalise prostitution. The year was 1984.  At the time I was a young pastor – fresh out of college – serving a church in Dandenong, an outer suburb of Melbourne.   I took no interest in the […]

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    Causes and Cures

    By: Amy Gibbs, Researcher and Advocate, Supporter of Adopt Nordic WA Inc. During my years of studying International Relations and Overseas Aid I spent a lot of time thinking and learning about how to create change, change that is lasting and beneficial, to the things that I see as wrong in the world. One thing […]

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