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Discourse on prostitution and human trafficking in the context of UEFA EURO 2012

Document number
2850
Date
2010
Title
Discourse on prostitution and human trafficking in the context of UEFA EURO 2012
Author/publisher
Martina Schuster, Almut Sülzle, Agnieszka Zimowska
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Document type(s)
Research/Study/Analysis,
Keywords
prostitution, human trafficking, EURO 2012, UEFA, football
Summary
This study focuses on the themes of sex work and human trafficking in the UEFA EURO 2012 host countries, Poland and Ukraine. It is based on media analysis, expert interviews in both countries and analysis of previous major football events. In the study, sex work or prostitution is understood as being a service, whereas human trafficking is a violation of human rights. When the two phenomena are mixed together, the debate does not accurately reflect the role of either the protagonists or the victims.

The study was commissioned by UEFA in 2010 and, in addition to analysis of the situation with prostitution and trafficking in the two countries, provides recommendations to the media and government and non-government organisations.
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