Monday, March 13, 2006

Brazilian Prostitutes Go On The Air

In Sao Paulo, Brazil, Reuters reports that Brazilian prostitutes are being given their own radio show to air in the city of Salvador.

The Association of Prostitutes of Bahia state has received government permission to start the radio show, of which the male project coordinator Sandro Correia claims, "We are not going to apologize for prostitution but we are going to struggle for the dignity of the profession." They plan to address issues such as human rights, AIDS and social issues, while also discussing the trade.

Correia also says that the radio show, to be staffed by prostitutes, will provide job training for these women outside of prostitution.

International rights organizations have criticized the country as a destination for sex tourism and child prostitution. See more information about this widespread problem in Coalition Against Trafficking in Women's (CATW) Factbook: Brazil.

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