Prostitution is illegal in Rwanda.   in all aspects. In addition, however, child prostitution is very important, even though the rules against child prostitution are enforced in the country. Prostitutes in Sierra Leone are often called “snakes” because they whistle to attract customers. Prostitution in Cameroon is illegal but tolerated, especially in urban and tourist areas.  In the capital Yaoundé, the main prostitution zone is the Mini Farm district.  UNAIDS estimates that there are 110,000 sex workers in the country.  Prostitution has been legal in New Zealand since 2003. There are even licensed brothels that operate under public health and labor laws, which means that workers receive benefits like other employees. Prostitution in Botswana is not illegal per se, but laws such as public order, vagrancy, loitering and state-approved religious regulations are used to prosecute prostitutes. Prostitution in Senegal is a bit complicated, but regulated. Certification is required to work as a prostitute.
To be certified, such a person must register with the police, test for sexual infections, obtain a valid identity card, and be at least 21 years of age. Senegal is known as the only country in Africa where prostitution is both acceptable and regulated. While the poverty rate is increasing in many African countries, statistics on prostitution are also increasing. As a result, some countries have legalized prostitution with only a few special laws. Prostitution is legal, but asking, complaining or running brothels is illegal. With the exception of male prostitution, everything else is legal. According to the French law prohibiting “passive solicitation” in 2003, street prostitution in Reunion has been greatly reduced.  Many prostitutes today use classified ads in newspapers such as the “Clicanoo” (Journal de l`île de La Réunion) and on the Internet.  Some students at the University of Reunion use prostitution to finance their time at university.  Among the top 8 African countries where prostitution is legalized, we can mention: Prostitution in Benin is legal, but related activities such as running brothels and profiting from the prostitution of others are illegal. UNAIDS estimates that there are about 15,000 prostitutes in the country.  Most of them are migrants from neighbouring countries, mainly Nigeria, Togo and Ghana. Only 15% of prostitutes are Beninese.  Prostitution takes place on the streets, in bars, restaurants, hotels and brothels.  With the advent of smartphones, many prostitutes use apps to get along with customers.  Prostitution in Niger is illegal, but common in cities, near mines, and near military bases.  UNAIDS estimates that there are 46,630 sex workers in the country.  Many have turned to prostitution because of poverty.  It is also illegal to publicly market your property as prostitutes. Prostitution comes in various forms and its legality varies from country to country (sometimes even from state or county to state). This inconsistency reflects the wide range of national views that exist on prostitution issues, including exploitation, gender roles, ethics and morals, freedom of choice and social norms. Since the end of Sierra Leone`s decade-long civil war, child prostitution has increased, especially among children struggling to survive.  This happened despite the fact that child prostitution is illegal in the country.  Prostitution is legal in the Democratic Republic of Congo. However, the Congolese Penal Code punishes pimping, running a shabby house or brothel, exploiting debauchery or prostitution, and forced prostitution. Activities that incite minors or encourage the prostitution of others have also been criminalized. Some countries have regulated prostitution and provided health and social services to sex workers. Prostitution in Canada is legal with strict regulations. In accordance with the Law on the Protection of Exploited Communities and Persons, it is legal to communicate with the intention of selling sex; However, it is illegal to communicate with the intention of buying sex and illegal to purchase sexual services. It is legal for sex workers to advertise their own services, but not for the services of others.
It is also illegal to sell sexual services near areas where a minor (under the age of 18) can reasonably be expected to be present, such as schools, playgrounds, etc.