Young Christians joined more than 40,000 people in signing a petition which calls for a total ban on prostitution in the Netherlands.
Non-profit organization, Exxpose, gathered 42,000 signatures within six years to present the petition to parliament, reports Russian news agency Sputnik News. Called ‘I am Priceless,’ the social media-led campaign urges Dutch politicians to adopt the so-called Nordic model, a law that would prohibit paying for sex to help protect vulnerable women.
There is clearly strong support for a new approach in the Netherlands towards prostitution, especially among well-informed young people. —Louise Gleich of Christian, Action, Research and Education (CARE)
The Netherlands is known for its lenient laws, and buying and selling sex is legal as long as it is between two consenting adults. But, under the Nordic model—similar to