Sunday, 14 September 2008

A new prostitution law in Syria:Punishing Clients and victimize prostitutes

According to Syrian law scholars, Syrian Authority is preparing a draft for a new prostitution law. The new law will ease the sentence on prostitutes and will consider them as victims while it will punish the clients .
The new law also will forbid the advertisements for prostitutes that are found in newspapers. The prostitution phenomenon has increased after the invasion of Iraq. The poverty of Iraqi refuges has pushed many of Iraqi’s women to work in prostitution.
According to a study by the United Nations, there are 50 Iraqi women arrested in Syria every week for prostitution.


  1. Very sad that Iraqi women should turn to something like that just to support themselves and their families. Sounds like they are in need, all because of Bush's stupid war.