Appropriate Policy on Prostitution in Indonesia: A Strategy to Minimize Social Impacts in Society

Mohammad Suud


This paper presents some arguments and remarks on normative perspectives of female prostitution in Indonesia and suggestions for policy on it. Considering that prostitution is a multidimensional phenomenon, the authors sets two research questions: what are the alternative policies on prostitution and what are their strengths and weaknesses? And what should be the appropriate policy on prostitution in Indonesia? The research questions are answered through describing and assessing two major policies on prostitution in the Netherlands and Egypt. The paper is concluded with suggestions to formulate a policy is compatible with the aspiration of all stakeholders.

Keywords: policy, prostitution, localization, Indonesia

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