File - A prostitute from Eastern Europe waits for customers along the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, November 29, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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As a result, prostitutes are getting younger and earning less money.KAFA says prostitution is violence against women, and argues that most do not enter it willingly, but are pushed into it by a range of factors.Its stance is largely influenced by the laws on prostitution in Sweden, where all forms of prostitution have been banned since 1999 and buying sex is criminalized.However, reports also indicate that prostitution conducted online and in-house has risen, and while the number of clients has decreased, those that remain tend to be more violent.While Dar al-Amal, a women's rights NGO founded in 1975 that works on the issue, doesn't have a firm stance on the prostitution policy debate, they too insist imprisoning women is not the answer.In assessing the option, most look to the Netherlands, which made the practice legal just a year after Sweden took steps to abolish it completely.A Dutch government-funded report found just 8 percent of prostitutes surveyed said they had entered the industry due to coercion, and found virtually no signs of underage prostitution.
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