Thursday, November 29, 2007

Antigua: Minister Takes Stance Against Prostitution

ANTIGUA and BARBUDA - Minister responsible for Gender Affairs Dr. Jacqui Quinn-Leandro says the government will be seeking to end prostitution in Antigua and Barbuda.

Her sentiments were expressed in an address on yesterday’s observation of International Day for the Elimination of All Forms of Violence against Women.

“This year we are demanding implementation and challenging obstacles to end trafficking in women and prostitution in Antigua and Barbuda,” Dr. Quinn Leandro stated.

She noted that there are variety of ways that women have fallen victims to the hands of abuse from men at all levels of society, noting that the sex industry was a particular case. “Perhaps it is the fact that they are already engaged in illegal activity,” she pondered, however, noting that the abuse is still wrong...


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