According to Lisa Green, regional co-ordinator for Mika Malmo, which works with local prostitutes who face abuse, or who are victims of trafficking, it’s these people who benefit from the law.
“If I see a victim of human trafficking and the police can do something for her, and save her from her situation because they have surveillance on a sex buyer, then the law is perfect,” she says.
As a result, Cora and her friend Paula can expect few repercussions.
“For us, there’s only one problem, because we lose the apartment and we need to find a new one,” she says.
“We didn’t do anything wrong.” That’s a lot better than the situation in Qatar, where she also sometimes works and where she risks a 25-year sentence.
“Many friends of ours are still in jail,” she says with a sigh. But in our work we get so much money there.” She thinks Sweden’s model is counterproductive.
God wants to help you deal with the stressful situations that you face.“In Germany it’s legal, in Switzerland and in Greece also, and everybody’s happy, nobody’s got any trouble.” She strongly supports Amnesty International’s controversial proposal to reject the so-called “Swedish model” and begin advocating decriminalisation across the sex trade.“I think they’re doing a very good job, it’s really correct what they’re doing and I hope they will change something,” she says of the draft policy, which is up for discussion by the organisation’s international council this weekend.Some 500 Amnesty delegates from more than 80 countries will vote early next week on whether to advocate the proposal, which calls on all countries to decriminalise the “consensual exchange of sexual services for remuneration”.It has already caused a storm, with Hollywood stars Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson and Lena Dunham signing a letter calling on the group to drop it.You can’t realistically do soccer, volleyball, cheer, choir, band, yearbook and lead youth group Bible study.It is not out of the ordinary for those in the wrestling business to find love at work, as evidenced by the myriad of couples over the years — John Cena and Nikki Bella, Triple H and Stephanie Mc Mahon, The Undertaker and Michelle Mc Cool, and Sasha Banks and a WWE employee to name a few.…And with her lively, easygoing character, she makes it almost seem fun.But she was the only one to agree to talk out of more than 20 women with adverts on a Swedish sex website. The most desperate women don’t advertise at all, instead haunting the ill-lit streets of a nearby industrial area.Less than an hour before she arrives in the lobby of a budget business hotel in the centre of Malmo, Cora has witnessed Sweden’s much-praised sex-purchase law in action.The 29-year-old Polish woman has been selling sex on and off in the country for a decade, but when the police turned up outside the apartment she was renting on Wednesday, arresting the Swedish man inside and grilling her about how she runs her business, it was something new. For us, it’s the first time like that,” she says between gulps of wheat beer. He was a really nice guy and he will get one month to six years [the maximum prison sentence is in fact one year].