Designing best policy: Sex workers as active agents

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One of the main purposes of policy development and implementation is to alter social behaviour - but whose behaviour and to what end? Is it serving the needs of the people it appears to be developed for, or is there perhaps some other agendas at play? Do all the parties have an equal voice? These are just some of the questions that need to be explored when assessing the function and effectiveness of public policies. 

In the first part of our exclusive interview series with Professor Hendrik Wagenaar, we explored the actual numbers in the sex industry - and in particular the way they've been misrepresented by both politicians and the media. In this second instalment we focus on the idea of best policy, and ask whether sex workers can indeed be active agents in this context. 

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