Women make clothes at the Dona Kolors social enterprise in Barcelona, June 20, 2019. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Sophie Davies
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Sewing makes a welcome change from sex for the 20 women who escaped years of forced prostitution to stitch together a new life in Spain's second city.Women's Place is far from alone in its mission.Businesses that help socially excluded women are springing up in Spain and further afield, in part to help the rising number of girls and women tricked and trafficked into sex work.An estimated 400,000 sex workers operate in Spain, according to Spanish government figures.Public research carried out in 2008 found that one in four Spanish men had paid for heterosexual sex, the highest figure for any developed country, said Spain's Health And Sexual Behavior Survey Group.Prostitution in Spain is not legal but is tolerated, Bedia said.Women like Fer, who has worked at Dona Kolors for three years, need time to re-adjust after sex work, said Myriam Herrera Moreno, a law professor at the University of Seville.A total of 354 women from 26 different countries sought help from Women's Place last year, and about 20 of them are now working at or training with Dona Kolors, Nieves said.
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