Posts tagged as prostitution

Opposition slams Lithuanian government for rejecting prostitution law changes

Friday, February 7, 2020

The Lithuanian government has rejected a proposal to stop punishing sex workers and increase sanctions for clients, an approach adopted in countries like Sweden. The opposition social democrats called the move a step back in human rights. “Prostitution is using a person as an object, and the government members say it’s normal,” Julius Sabatauskas, the leader of the Social Democratic Party of Lithuania, told a press conference on Thursday. The…

The world of prostitution

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The last decade of the previous century was a difficult time for many, both financially and personally, and the 1990s can be described as the golden age of prostitution in Estonia. If today, it is believed there are around 300 active prostitutes in Estonia, that number was at least 13,000 in the 1990s. Kelis is the first to dare appear on camera without hiding her face to tell investigative journalism…

Ministry’s secretary: state of «permitted prostitution» in Latvia needs to change

Monday, October 1, 2018

Prostitution in Latvia is «permissibly limited», but this needs to change, said Latvian Interior Affairs Ministry’s parliamentary secretary Evika Siliņa, during a speech at an international conference on effective measures against sexual exploitation. Siliņa said people often ask her if prostitution in Latvia is permitted or not. This is a question that is not easily answered. She says basically prostitution in Latvia is «permissibly restricted». The parliamentary secretary explains that…