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Netherlands: Minimum Age for Prostitutes | European Journal

Netherlands: Minimum Age for Prostitutes | European Journal

Amsterdam is considering imposing a new law that all prostitutes there must be at least 23 years old. It’s a way the municipal authorities are trying to crack down on forced prostitution.UNICEF estimates that some 6000 young people under 17 are trafficked into Western Europe from the east every year. Introducing a minimum age, the authorities hope, would help ensure that the only people plying their trade in the red light district would be doing so of their own free will. The prostitutes themselves also reject the underage commerce, but feel the initiative is another step to marginalize them....

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Child prostitution in the Philippines | DW Reporter

Child prostitution in the Philippines | DW Reporter

Marlyn Capio was forced into prostitution as a child. Now she works for a child protection agency, trying to rescue young girls who work in the red light district. About 100,000 minors a year are forced into the sex trade in the Philippines. More information: http://www.dw.com/en/the-philippines-booming-cybersex-industry/a-19026632...

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