"Legalising prostitution didn't help"

20th September 2007, Comments 0 comments

20 September 2007, AMSTERDAM – The abolition of the general ban on brothels in 2000 has not improved the position of prostitutes, Amsterdam mayor Job Cohen said on Thursday.

20 September 2007

AMSTERDAM – The abolition of the general ban on brothels in 2000 has not improved the position of prostitutes, Amsterdam mayor Job Cohen said on Thursday.

"The legalisation of prostitution did not bring about what many had hoped. We are still faced with distressing situations in which women are being exploited."

"It is high time for a thorough evaluation of the prostitution act," the mayor said. He is urging for stricter conditions in the granting of permits. The most important goal in that would be to prevent the exploitation of women in the sex industry. "I definitely agree with issuing permits, but not with women being exploited."

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