Prostitution is a Major Concern Ahead of the Winter Olympics

by Rajashri on  May 23, 2009 at 8:29 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
 Prostitution is a Major Concern Ahead of the Winter Olympics
As Vancouver gets ready to host the 2010 Winter Olympics, human rights advocates are concerned that prostitution may flourish in the area.

A group called Resist Exploitation, Embrace Dignity (REED) has revealed that the 2006 football world cup in Germany attracted a record number of human traffickers and prostitution was in huge demand.

"Any time that you have men who are travelling, so they're away from their social networks and they enjoy a degree of anonymity, they're more likely to purchase sex," said Michelle Miller, the leader of REED. Ms Miller proposes that Canada should follow Sweden in criminalizing buying of sex and showing human concern towards the victims.

In a campaign called "Buying Sex is Not a Sport," REED is partnering with former prostitutes in organizing community meets to address the need to be vigilant during the Olympics.

Source: Medindia

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