3 Purpose

The purpose of this Act is to decriminalise prostitution (while not endorsing or morally sanctioning prostitution or its use) and to create a framework that—

(a)

safeguards the human rights of sex workers and protects them from exploitation:

(b)

promotes the welfare and occupational health and safety of sex workers:

(c)

is conducive to public health:

(d)

prohibits the use in prostitution of persons under 18 years of age:

(e)

implements certain other related reforms.