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Women Hold up Half the Sky

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Published on Jun 17, 2010

Here are some of the UNBIASED research sources that I consulted:
http://pn.psychiatryonline.org/conten...
This approach differs sharply from those of countries and localities that have legalized prostitution to regulate and tax it. The highest-profile such approach is in the Netherlands. Prostitution has flourished there since its legalization in 1988, and police now estimate that four illegal brothels exist for each one of the 142 licensed brothels. Additionally, British police say the Netherlands has become a leading pedophile destination in Europe, with police suspecting that child-prostitute abusers choose the Netherlands because of its prostitution-tolerant environment. The Netherlands has seen the rise of an open pedophile lobby since prostitution legalization that advocates for the "right of children to sexual self-determination." The nation now limits prosecution of sexual abuse of children older than 12 years to cases where a parent or child reports the crime, according to a report by the Child Rights Information Network.
Netherlands
Currently, human trafficking in the Netherlands is on the rise..
Many victims of human trafficking are led to believe by organized criminals that they are being offered work in hotels or restaurants or in child care and are forced into prostitution with the threat or actual use of violence...Most police investigations on human trafficking concern legal sex businesses. All sectors of prostitution are well represented in these investigations, but particularly the window brothels are overrepresented.
In 2008, Karina Schaapman, a former prostitute and now a member of the Amsterdam city council, produced a report about the Amsterdam sex trade. She offered the police a face book with 80 "violent pimps", of whom only three were Dutch-born. She said that more than 75% of Amsterdam's 8,000 to 11,000 prostitutes were from Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia. Early that year, city statistic showed 142 licensed brothels in Amsterdam, with about 500 window displays, [since 2008 the windows have been closed in Amsterdam, of course.]
Prostitution in the Netherlands is legal and regulated. Operating a brothel is also legal. The majority of women working in this business are foreigners. In the last few years, a significant number of brothels and "windows" have been closed because of suspected criminal activity.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostitu...
Germany
Prostitution in Germany is legal, and so are brothels. In 2002, the government changed the law in an effort to improve the legal situation of prostitutes. However, the social stigmatization of prostitutes persists and many prostitutes continue to lead a double life. Authorities consider the common exploitation of women from Eastern Europe to be the main problem associated with the occupation.
Human trafficking
Illegal human trafficking is a major focus of police work in Germany, yet it remains prevalent. In 2007, Germany was listed by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime as a top destination for victims of human trafficking.[48]
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/6497799.stm
Half the Sky:
http://www.amazon.com/Half-Sky-Oppres...
And the Half the Sky Movement:
http://www.halftheskymovement.org/
The music can be downloaded free at Musopen:
http://www.musopen.com/search.php?q=s...

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