Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wallen still a bad place?

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Bureau Beke came out with a new report about the prostitution situation in Amsterdam. It's called something like 'vulnerable profession' (Kwetsbaar Beroep) and the whole report can be downloaded here. I ordered the full report and I'm still waiting for it.

Regarding forced prostitution, they conclude (from the interviews they did with prostitutes, police people and social workers) that nearly all prostitutes on de Wallen still work with pimps. Other window prostitution areas in Amsterdam are less affected, as well as the clubs etc....

Also, they conclude that the window brothel operators have a lot of power and can demand very high rents from the women. Too high.

They also refer to a survey among prostitutes largely on de Wallen done by the Christian organisation Het Scharlaken Koord (Scarlet Cord) where 8% of the prostitutes indicate that they are coerced to do this work.

So, all in all .....

nothing has changed ......

No improvements......

Nothing .....

Should I be happy or should I be sad.

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