A clear majority of the Members of the European Parliament call for cross-border measures to combat the dark world of prostitution. However, introducing the full Nordic model seems to be a bridge too far.
Prostitution happens when someone sells sex to others. The field is very vulnerable to exploitation and human trafficking. Read the articles on the topic on this page.
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You are loved and precious people, Julia Obergfell tells the prostitutes she meets. As part of the organisation Herzwork, she helps sex workers to find another job.
German brothels are full of violence, says researcher Elke Mack. There is no way to protect the women’s dignity there, and the daily practice of selling sex can even lead to a “psychological death”. She warns of the dark side of prostitution and calls for stricter regulations.
As a baby, she was adopted but lacked love. As a child, she was abused and talked into prostitution. In her twenties, she requested euthanasia, but as a mother, she wants to live again. For her daughter.
European politicians want to further roll out the so-called Nordic model in Europe to combat prostitution. But whether it will really help women remains to be seen.
A new documentary film about prostitution and sex trafficking will be shown in several European cities in June. It starts in Paris and goes to Madrid, Amsterdam, Berlin and Budapest.
A report calling for regulations for prostitution causes divisions in the European Parliament Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality.
With a large police operation in several countries, Czech, Finnish and Hungarian authorities dismantled a criminal network suspected of human trafficking.
When the number of Ukrainian refugees began to increase in mainland Europe, the number recruited for sexual services did as well.
If sex addicts get more help to stop buying sex, there will be less prostitution, several Danes believe. The findings lead to a new debate about policy.