Prostitution is legal in the Netherlands as long as it involves sex between consenting adults. Abuses like forced prostitution, underage prostitution and unsafe working conditions still occur. To give prostitutes better protection and improve their lives, the government wants to change the rules for businesses in the sex industry. The government also wants to make it a criminal offence to engage the services of a prostitute younger than 21.
Nationwide network for prostitution exit programmes
14-10-2014 | 09:29
Prostitutes will soon be able to obtain help and support throughout the Netherlands if they want to stop being involved in...
Minister Ivo Opstelten and John de Wolf kick off campaign against child prostitution in Brazil
09-05-2014 | 12:06
Minister Opstelten (Security and Justice) and former international football player John de Wolf launched the ‘Don’t Look Away’...
Opstelten: Task Force strengthens and broadens approach to human trafficking
12-03-2014 | 11:40
The Task Force on Human Trafficking will, in the next three years, further strengthen and broaden the fight against human...