South Africa urged to decriminalise prostitution

Rights groups want change in the law to give country’s sex workers – 60 percent of whom are HIV positive – more rights.

About 60 percent of sex workers are HIV positive in South Africa, according to human rights groups who are using the figures to try and persuade the government to decriminalise the industry.

They say a change in the law will help give sex workers more rights.

Al Jazeera’s Tania Page reports from Johannesburg.

Source: Al Jazeera