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Europol exit will affect trafficking of women, according to NGO

Luring women into prostitution could continue to see an increase in Denmark

October 18th, 2014 3:39 pm| by admin
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If Denmark does not change its legal reservations to the EU it would mean an automatic exit from Europol, a European police collaboration body, warns human rights organizations in Denmark.

Such an exit would give traffickers and the organized networks more flexibility in the country, they tell Berlingske.

“I fear that the fight will be brought to a complete halt and this would mean that a lot of backers can continue to traffic people and work with women in prostitution with no risk whatsoever”, says Malene Muusholm, acting leader of the NGO Reden International, which focuses on women trafficked for prostitution.

Human trafficking is becoming a problem in Denmark with 76 victims registered last year alone.

This issue comes on the heels of five people being arrested earlier in the week in Vesterbro for the trafficking of five women for prostitution.