The European Commission now must decide whether it implements legislation. Evangelical associations are positive about the move.
An event held in Madrid shows the successes of the Nordic model, which punishes the client, to curb trafficking and prostitution.
A letter sent to all political parties asks politicians to resist the pressure of the “prostitution lobby”. In times of Covid-19, authorities should protect vulnerable women and implement the “Nordic model”.
Experts, activists and representatives of 90 organisations met in Pescara (Italy) for the fifth European Freedom Network Bridge conference. The platform is led by Christians.
More than 40,000 signatures ask to put an end to paid sex. Netherlands’ liberal approach to prostitution facilitates sexual trafficking, the “I am priceless” campaign says.
More than 40.000 signatures support an online petition in favour of a law that fights against mafias, penalises the customer of prostitution and protects women. “Spain is the third country of the world in consumption of prostitution”.
“We want the sensitivity of an important part of the population to be translated into regulations that effectively attack this social scourge”, the Spanish Evangelical Alliance says.
The laws punishes human trafficking, but prostitution remains unregulated. Christian organisation Esclavitud XXI hopes the Nordic Model will be adopted soon.
Kajsa Wahlberg: ‘Criminals are businessmen; they calculate profits, marketing factors and risks of getting caught before investing time and money into selling women in a particular place.’
The legislation outlaws paying for sex, imposes fines for clients, and overturns the existing ban on solicitation. It is the fifth country in Europe to adopt this model. Christians in Europe welcome the decision.