The law is also supportive to women for who fight against prostitution. The law has been successful since prostitution has reduced by more than half since 1995. According to the article, a government official report stated that sex trafficking had reduced, and the attitude of men towards purchasing sex had also transformed.
However, despite this achievement, there were numerous opinions on the rights of the prostitutes themselves. A report by the Malmo University showed that more sex trafficking was done electronically through mobile phones and the internet (Crouch retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/15/world/swedish-prostitution-law-targets-buyers-but-some-say-it-hurts-sellers.html?ref=topics&_r=1). It also showed that Prostitutes were highly being stigmatized, and it was difficult for them to get social services. The prostitutes complained that they were being forced to sell their services in dangerous situations since their customers have to hide from the law. They do transaction very fast since the men are afraid of being caught by the law enforcers. The Swedish Association for Sexuality Education argued that the women selling sex were in working in precarious positions and the law should be changed so that their rights are respected. While the R.F.S.U was in support of ending prostitution, they noted that the law had unintended consequences (Crouch retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/15/world/swedish-prostitution-law-targets-buyers-but-some-say-it-hurts-sellers.html?ref=topics&_r=1).
The response from the public showed that people believed the R.F.S.U was supporting prostitution and was closing their eyes on sex trafficking and victims who were being forced into the sex trade. Many of the prostitutes in the country were from other countries and were in this business due to the hardship of finding jobs and making ends meet. The current 8.4% unemployment rate has forced many people into prostitution and hence the law prohibiting