Amsterdam’s first woman mayor plans to overhaul red-light district

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Amsterdam’s first female mayor launched plans on Wednesday to overhaul the city’s red-light district and its window displays, in a bid to protect sex workers from gawking tourists.

In what would be the most radical revamp of the sex trade there since the Dutch legalized prostitution nearly two decades ago, Femke Halsema suggested stopping the practice of sex workers standing on display in window-fronted rooms entirely.

She said changes were needed because of social shifts including the rise of human trafficking and an increase in the number of tourists visiting the district and using their phones to take and post pictures of the women.

Source: Amsterdam’s first woman mayor plans to overhaul red-light district – Reuters

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