Her head had been bashed in by her pimp. Gas flares illuminate the pump jacks in the distance. Just up the road, she says, is where a woman was imprisoned in an RV for several months by a gang of drug dealers. Then we pull into the parking lot of the Grand Williston Hotel, once notorious for the broken lock on its back door that allowed johns to come and go unnoticed by front-desk personnel. She tests the back door.
'Prostitution is seen as a leisure activity here': tackling Spain's sex traffickers
The ‘Bangkok of Europe’ | Eurozine
The degree of enforcement of the anti-prostitution laws varies by country, by region, and by city. In many places, there is a big discrepancy between the laws which exist on the books and what happens in practice. Depending on the country, various prostitution-related activities may be prohibited where a specific law forbids such activity , decriminalized where there is no specific law either forbidding or allowing and regulating the activity , or regulated where a specific law explicitly allows and regulates the activity if certain conditions are met. Activities which are subject to the prostitution laws include: selling and buying sexual services, soliciting in public places, running brothels, deriving financial gain from the prostitution of another, offering premises to be used for prostitution etc. Often, the prostitution laws are not clear-cut, and are subject to interpretation, leading to many legal loopholes. While the policy regarding adult prostitution differs by country, child prostitution is illegal throughout Europe.
She Survived Sex Trafficking. Now She Wants to Show Other Women a Way Out
Sex trafficking is big business. This sexual slavery is happening on our doorsteps, with Western European countries among the primary countries of demand. In , the IMO found that , women and children were being trafficked for commercial sexual exploitation every year in Europe.
Can a groundbreaking team turn the tide? O n a sunny morning in Madrid, two young women duck down a side street, into a residential block and up to an apartment front door. Then they start knocking.