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Prostitutes Need Attention and Understanding, Vakarų ekspresas

A new information-sharing network is established in Lithuania, with an aim to help those involved in sex work. The founders, Coalition I Can Live, consider sex workers to be one of the most vulnerable groups in the society and express a position that human rights of sex workers, although they are involved in illegal activities, should not be violated. Sex work is illegal in Lithuania, and this enables users of sex workers’ services to abuse them both physically and psychologically. Another issue is that sex workers usually don’t have social insurance and are discriminated in the state sponsored health care system. Sex worker often have many psychological problems, lack of social skills and low self-esteem.