Fewer than 100 of the 1,100 prostitutes identified by Amsterdam city council health workers are Dutch nationals, the Parool reported on Thursday.
And some 60% of women working in the city’s red light district brothels and clubs come from Eastern Europe, the report by the prostitute’s health centre said. The centre claims to reach about 30% of the city’s prostitutes.
The report also shows that some prostitutes are working over 100 hours a week behind the windows and in clubs.
‘This is irresponsible,’ city council executive Marijke Vos said. Vos plans involve prostitutes, brothel owners and health workers in making sure there are better sex industry guidelines on working hours and conditions.
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