Call for city sex workers to join study
"Essentially, I'm hoping to contribute to the already fantastic research done on New Zealand sex work by focusing on a city that hasn't been explicitly studied as such." It was a sharp contrast to how things were when she first became involved in the industry 31 years ago, when sex workers were heavily controlled and confined, she said. Dame Catherine considered decriminalisation had "benefited sex workers enormously". One example was sex workers feeling more confident and entitled to think "damn it, I'm calling the police" when confronted with a dangerous situation. Ms Bond said she thought decriminalisation was "the first step" to change the public's perception of sex work.