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New report - 'Prostitution in the Nordic Region'.

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Don't know what to say about this until I've read the report, but I doubt it will

make anyone but the fems happy - I mean, prostitution research co-ordinated from sweden. On the other hand, I've read some fairly good pieces written by May-Len Skilbrei(a Norwegian)

http://www.norden.org/webb/news/news.asp?lang=6&id=8128

this was also on the same site

http://www.norden.org/webb/news/news.asp?id=8092〈=6

Danish, Swedish and Finnish members of the EU parliament demand that MEPs stay in hotels which do not condone prostitutionI]

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Don't know what to say about this until I've read the report, but I doubt it will

make anyone but the fems happy - I mean, prostitution research co-ordinated from sweden. On the other hand, I've read some fairly good pieces written by May-Len Skilbrei(a Norwegian)

http://www.norden.org/webb/news/news.asp?lang=6&id=8128

It is not clear what type of legislation they do intend to implement.

However, if the group acronym 'NIKK' is anything to go by it may not bode well for the future :eek::D

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I've been told that the survey regarding the support for the p4p law is has been done Julie Bindel style, and contains this kind of statements.

a majority would also support criminalizing selling sex, in particular women(66%)

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Kick Out Prostitutes From Our Hotels, Demand Nordic MEPs

Nordic attitudes are sweeping the European Parliament, with MEPs from Denmark, Norway and Sweden demanding that the hotels they use ban prostitutes.

A total of 37 Euro MPs are lobbying for hotels used by parliamentary staff to provide a sleaze-free certificate

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/kick-out-prostitutes-from-our-hotels-demand-nordic-meps-971494.html

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I've read a lot on here and elsewhere about the Swedish laws, but I have seen very little in the way of evidence, one way or the other, about how effective the law has been. I know it is very difficult area to measure, but is there any evidence to back up up the claims of the advocates?

Turning to the conference this week and the magazine they issued, I don't read Norwegian but there did not seem to be many facts and figures in it but there were a lot of emotive photos so one might deduce it was not entirely objective.

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Interesting article here, interview with a German woman who has lived in Sweden a number of years:

The Nordic countries vs. Europe

Susanne Dodillet decided to study the differences between the Swedish and German views on prostitution. At the beginning of 2009 - ten years after the introduction of the Swedish sex-purchase law - she will defend her doctoral thesis on the history of ideas at the University of Gothenburg.

There are three aspects that explain the differences between Sweden and Germany, according to Susanne Dodillet:

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Kick Out Prostitutes From Our Hotels, Demand Nordic MEPs

Nordic attitudes are sweeping the European Parliament, with MEPs from Denmark, Norway and Sweden demanding that the hotels they use ban prostitutes.

A total of 37 Euro MPs are lobbying for hotels used by parliamentary staff to provide a sleaze-free certificate

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/kick-out-prostitutes-from-our-hotels-demand-nordic-meps-971494.html

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,3762162,00.html?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

A handful of European Union parliamentarians have opened a potential can of worms after complaining that the seat of the EU's parliament, Strasbourg, has been overrun by prostitutes.

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http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,3762162,00.html?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

A handful of European Union parliamentarians have opened a potential can of worms after complaining that the seat of the EU’s parliament, Strasbourg, has been overrun by prostitutes.

And again this caught my eye...the link between 'prostitution'

and 'non-indigenes'

Drugs, manipulation and threats to family members back home in Eastern Europe keep the women in Strasbourg on the streets and up till now the European MP's have not been able to reach any kind of agreement on how to respond to the booming industry...

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Yet another report, it's 192 pages and I have no time to read it myself at the moment, but here it is if someone else is in the mood B)

The mapping consists of two reports, one Swedish and one British. The British report, "The Organisation of Human Trafficking" was made in collaboration with researchers in Finland and Estonia. http://www.bra.se/extra/news/?module_instance=22&id=6

pdf here

http://www.bra.se/extra/faq/?module_instance=2&action=question_show&id=480&category_id=9

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I flipped through it. It seems like a pretty good piece of work.

It is qualitative research, which means it is of no use in itself to support or undermine the numerical basis of any laws proposed to reduce trafficking. However, as a pointer to further research it seems to have value.

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