- French National Assembly has outlawed hiring of prostitutes while eliminating penalties for sex workers
- Mary Ann Peters: Human rights of people trapped in prostitution are not a matter of political ideology
Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters is chief executive officer of The Carter Center. The views expressed are her own.
(CNN)With a decisive 64-12 vote in parliament this month, France asserted its determination to put an end to the exploitation of women and girls through prostitution. The United States and the rest of the world should follow suit.