Slovakia: Press-release: International Women's Day - to all women, even those who work in the sex business!
,, This day we want to point out that even our clients are daughters, sisters, mothers, wives. In a word - women. We want their work and their human rights to be respected. We definitely need to eliminate violence often commited on these women. "Says Sandra Pódová of Odyseus, adding that during last year violence and human rights of women working in street sex workers in Bratislava were mapped.
,, Unfortunately our questionnaires, as well as experience in the social work field, showed that women working in the sex business experience violence and violation of their rights. Violence is often both mental and physical, we should not forget aggressive customers and discrimination by the institutions. At the same time the majority of cases of violence or rights violations were not judged as criminal complaint because asked women believe that filing in a criminal complaint would not be effective and they would only have useless troubles with the police.
,, No one should be punished for free choice of their profession. " Said Pódová