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Nearly One Million Compensation for Ex-prostitute

Posted on: September 4, 2012
Ex-prostitute gets one million Euro in compensation

Compensation for Ex-Prostitute in the Netherlands The court of Leeuwarden (a city in the north of Holland) assigned a compensation of 950.000 Euro to an ex-prostitute who worked in forced prostitution for seven years long in Amsterdam and Utrecht. The man who forced her to do so, was also sentenced to six years in prison. The court […]

Amsterdam Implements Language Exam for Prostitutes


Language exam for prostitutes in Amsterdam

Mandatory Language Exam For Prostitutes in Amsterdam In the fight against abuses in prostitution, the municipality of Amsterdam will carry out a number of new measures from 1 January 2013. There will be a mandatory language exam for prostitutes to determine their autonomy and it will be prohibited to run double shifts. The City of […]

Alderman Lodewijk Asscher Awarded For His Approach on Prostitution

Posted on: February 18, 2012
Lodewijk Asscher project 1012 amsterdam

Lodewijk Asscher awarded for his approach towards prostitution The Amsterdam alderman Lodewijk Asscher will receive this year’s Orange Prize from the political party SGP for his approach toward the problems with prostitution in the Red Light District (“De Wallen“). The SGP award this prize annually to someone who is committed to issues that fits their […]

Human Trafficking of Sex Workers

Posted on: November 5, 2011
Human trafficking

Former prostitute talks about human trafficking of sex workers Mariska Majoor (born in Hilversum in 1968) – a former prostitute: “If someone is forcing a young girl to work in the Red Light District, they will tell the prostitute that if she tries to escape they will kill their family. So when a young prostitute believes […]

A Peek Into The Live of a Prostitute


peek into the live of a prostitute

Sex Workers Show Their Work Space – A Peek Into the Live of a Prostitute Do you wanna peek into the live of a prostitute? Now, you can! Just visit the gallery “Vriend van Bavink” on the Geldersekade in Amsterdam. With more than fifty photographs on canvas, the prostitutes give a peek into their lives. […]

Keith Bakker accused of sexual abuse

Posted on: December 10, 2010
Ex-junk Keith Bakker

Former underaged patient of Keith Bakker accuses him of sexual abuse Keith Bakker denies the allegation, but admits that some patients spend the night with him. The girl says that during her treatment, she once went home with Keith. The two ended up on the couch because he wanted to watch a movie. Meanwhile, Keith Bakker […]

A Story of a Sex Worker (part II)

Posted on: December 6, 2010
a sex worker story part two

Sex Worker Story I can barely remember the first time I had sex, but I can clearly recall my first paid date. While I don’t want to sugar coat the industry – beneath every cliche lies a kernel of truth – the idea that all “Johns” are horny sleazebags is about as close to reality […]

Exit Control Programs for Prostitutes (ECPP)

Posted on: November 25, 2010
Exit Control Programs for prostitutes

Andre Rouvoet of the Christian Union wants to invest two million euros into Exit Control Programs for prostitutes The Exit Control Programs for Prostitutes (ECPP) is expiring and the subsidy will soon be stopped. Exit Control Programs make a significant contribution to lowering the threshold and help these prostitutes to a new job and a new […]

A Sex Worker Story Part One

Posted on: November 22, 2010
Sex Worker Amsterdam

Sex Worker Story Part One Preconceived Notions On Prostitution As an expat that’s been in the sex industry for over a decade, it never ceases to amaze me that the preconceived notions about prostitution still remain the same. We need someone to set the record straight once and for all – which I’ll attempt to […]

New Dutch comedy series in red light district

Posted on: October 21, 2010
BNN's Red Light District Serie Walhalla

The broadcasting company BNN is making a new Dutch comedy series, which will be shot in the red light district: Walhalla. This comedy series consists of twelve episodes and is about six young friends whose life takes place in and around coffeeshop Walhalla, which is located in the Red Light District of Amsterdam. Walhalla is […]

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