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The only winners from the Prostitution Reform Act 2003 are men, says the National Council of Women of New Zealand. Council national president Elizabeth Bang made the comment in light of sentences passed down to men convicted of having sex with girls under the age of 18.

She was alarmed at how light some of the sentences were.

The council supported the law change in order to validate and protect human rights - not to condone prostitution, she said.

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