Poverty is leading many women into street prostitution.


Globally, women are involved prostitution for survival. Thus, many women see the streets and prostitution as a way to jobs from poverty and a way to earn more money. Poverty is leading many women into street prostitution and more likely to be abused. In poor health, low levels of education, and unemployment, they suffered the most.

Prostitution is illegal and HIV is wide spread. Now we have some questions why the law continued to hold prostitutes, not their customers?

However, we have failed to identify and women choice to sell sex because of limited opportunities globally.

Alternative income generation strategies are needed should include greater training, credit and enterprise opportunities. 

 According to Asmita women's magazine, the issue of trafficking in women was addressed about a century ago. Although The International Agreement for the Suppression of the White Slave Trade, signed in Paris May 18, 1904 was the foremost international document to deal with the issue of trafficking in women, After then, one by one, some other remarkable efforts was also adopted in international scenario. Unfortunately, we are unable to deal each and every regional and international initiation because of lack of large space, and time".

A fundamental problem in responding to the issue of prostitution and trafficking in women is the lack of a jobs. What is exactly meant by the term "trafficking in women" and "prostitution and women". Old and new definitions show inconsistencies,  failure to pinpoint violence and abuse, and a tendency to deny female self-determination. These trends are reflected in the various fields used in international and national legislation.

But we have a question how long will we allow the current situation to continue?

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