Story: Men and women in the city

Raiding brothels

Until 2003 soliciting was illegal, and police occasionally raided brothels to arrest prostitutes. One such raid occurred in Auckland in 1993, and police seized condoms to be used as evidence. As a result brothel owners were reluctant to keep condoms on their premises. In this clip Auckland Prostitutes Collective co-ordinator Bridget Galvin talks about the impact on sex workers.

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Caroline Daley, 'Men and women in the city - Nights, sex and love', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/24619/raiding-brothels (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Caroline Daley, published 11 Mar 2010