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Know about Germany, which has 400,000 sex workers

New Delhi: In 2002, an Act was passed by the Social Democrat Green coalition government in Germany to legalize prostitution in order to raise the social status of sex workers in  society.Since then, the sex
India TV News Desk April 15, 2014 7:29 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: In 2002, an Act was passed by the Social Democrat Green coalition government in Germany to legalize prostitution in order to raise the social status of sex workers in  society.

Since then, the sex industry in Germany has boomed immensely. With almost 400,000 sex workers being paid by a million men everyday, Germany has become a world capital for sex trade.

The idea behind enacting the legislation was giving rights to sex workers to remove the stigma of sex work, but somehow it did not work.

This has led to more exploitation of women in Germany. The minimum estimate of sex trafficking victims in the country increased from 9,870 in 2001 to 11,080 in 2002, to 12,350 in 2003.