The Nordic Model criminalizes the exploiters and third-party profiteers of prostitution: buyers, procurers, pimps, and traffickers. The law simultaneously decriminalizes those exploited in the prostitution industry: predominantly women and youth. How does this legislative model compare to criminalization, full decriminalization, and legalization models?
Could this model be brought to Washington State? Are these changes happening already? Please join Ane Mathieson and Easton Branam for a talk about this important women’s rights issue.
Ane Mathieson received her MSW from the University of Washington in June 2016. In 2012, upon receiving a Fulbright Fellowship, Ane traveled to Sweden to research Sweden’s prostitution policies to determine if elements of these policies could be introduced to Washington State. While in Sweden, Ane interviewed survivors of prostitution, social workers from city Prostitution Units, activists, law enforcement, government officials, journalists, and many others.
Easton Branam is a Seattle based urban designer who explores the impacts of the sex industry on our built environment. She graduated from the University of Washington in 2012 with a Master of Landscape Architecture. She is a Bonderman Fellow who spent 10 months traveling abroad to explore urbanization, poverty, and the global industry of prostitution.