Monday, April 3, 2006

Czech Republic to Launch Anti-Sex Trafficking Campaign

Radio Prague reports in an article on their website that the amount of Czech men paying prostitutes for sex has skyrocketed, and that many of these men are under the impression that these women are willing participants in the prositution trade, although many have been illegally trafficked:
Since the fall of communism, the border areas of the Czech Republic have become a focal point for prostitution. The daily Mlada fronta Dnes reports that roughly 80% of the clients in border regions are still foreigners, mostly from Austria and Germany. So, come May, the Znojmo region in southern Moravia and the Plzen region in western Bohemia will be the first targets of a new campaign drawing attention to the trafficking of women. The awareness campaign, which is to be launched by the Czech Interior Ministry and the International Organization for Migration will aim to dispel the myth that most prostitutes participate in the trade willingly.

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