CNN is committed to covering gender inequality wherever it occurs in the world. This story is part of As Equals , an ongoing series. Click here for more stories from the As Equals series. Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah poses in her bedroom at her home in Accra, Ghana. She wants women to have good sex.
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Forced to work in dangerous locations, harassed by police officers, and afraid to report violent attacks, sex workers in South Africa urgently want their work to be decriminalized. For years, the legal status of sex work — prohibited under an apartheid-era law — has been a controversial subject of debate amongst civil society groups and government departments. How did you find sex workers willing to talk about their work despite it being illegal in South Africa? For one, because their work is illegal. But also, because they are busy. They are working as many hours as they can to make enough money for food and school fees for their kids.
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Generally the legal age of consent is considered to be age 16 and above for all genders and sexual orientations, but certain exceptions apply, including that of sex with someone with a mental disability and other factors. The sex act must also be consensual between both parties. Persons also need to be weary of the age of becoming an adult age 18 in South Africa , where the parents of a child still has authority about what he or she may consent to whilst under age The consent for sex between the ages of 12 and 16 has also been hotly debated in newspapers, social media and even a court of law, with no proposal or amendment to the current act to resolve the issue by May
This is becoming common. I imagine the next step will be charging a child with child molestation for masturbating. This is what happens when you let puritans run the legal system.