The Connection Between Soccer and Prostitution

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Soccer and prostitution  aren’t words one typically sees in the same sentence, but yesterday the New York Times  reported that:  

The United States, in its annual report on forced labor and trafficking in persons, called Germany, which has legalized prostitution, “a source, transit and destination country” for sex workers, the more so during the soccer tournament.

The full New York Times article is here.   The State Department’s 2006 Trafficking in Persons Report is here.

-Posted by Bridget Crawford

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