The Government of Spain has revealed that around 45,000 women and girls are in a situation of prostitution in the Iberian country. Of them, between 90% and 95% are victims of trafficking, reported this Sunday Europa Press.
From the Executive they recognize that Spain “is a country of origin, transit and destination for the trafficking of women and girls for the purpose of sexual exploitation”, as they pointed out in a response to the parliamentary question made by the far-right party Vox about the measures planned to “guarantee access to stable employment and conditions” for people who have been victims of trafficking, sexual exploitation and prostitution.
The text indicates that these women and girls “their fundamental rights are violated repeatedly” and “face a series of barriers to accessing the necessary conditions to live a dignified life that is worth living”.
Likewise, it admits that, despite the restrictions implemented and the measures derived from the state of alarm in Spain, including the closure of borders, due to the covid-19 pandemic, the criminal activity of trafficking networks was not reduced in 2020 or in 2021.
Social and labor insertion plan
For this reason, the Government assures that meetings have been held between the Secretary of State for Equality and against Gender Violence, the Women’s Institute and different specialized entities to carry out a socio-labour insertion plan for these people in a vulnerable situation.
Specifically, it will be articulated around three specific programs: one of social and psychological support for the complete recovery of the health of these women; another recovery and reinforcement of socio-labour capacities, including the access to housing; and a third on accompaniment and comprehensive recovery for girls and adolescents who are victims of sexual exploitation.
“The fundamental objectives of the plan are to strengthen the human rights of these women through economic and housing autonomy, facilitating access to decent and regulated employment, housing, social and health care and comprehensive recovery,” the text concludes.
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