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Sexploitation protests in Kiev

Published time: September 09, 2009 01:00
Edited time: September 09, 2009 01:00
AFP Photo / Sergei Supinsky

AFP Photo / Sergei Supinsky

Ukrainian girls have taken to Kiev’s main square to protest against what they call a spree of sex tourism flowing into the country. Eager to draw public attention they choose sexy clothes and performed scenes depicting p

Waving posters with “Ukraine is not a brothel” written in various European languages, the Femen activists called for a no-entry list for known sex tourists and harsher punishment for pimping.

If the authorities fail to react, the girls say they will take the streets again this autumn, reports the website.

Ukraine holds the grim record of being the leading source country in Eastern Europe for human trafficking.

A study by the International Organization for Migration revealed that roughly 117,000 Ukrainians have been forced into exploitative situations in Europe, the Middle East and Russia since 1991 up to 2006.