In 2002, Germany
officially legalized the prostitution industry, and now, with one of
the largest sports competitions in the world coming to that country,
women are being brought in from Eastern Europe for this purpose, says
Germany’s Catholic Charities and Caritas organizations.
From June 9th,
to July 9th, more than 3 million visitors are expected to attend the
World Cup games. Catholic Charities has signed a petition against this
form of exploitation and the new sex industry stressing that sex cannot
be acquired at any price; that the human body is not a commodity that
can be traded.
Prostitution, they said, is contrary to international standards, promotion of equality, respect and non-discrimination.
Charities and Caritas of Germany have expressed a heartfelt “no” to
female prostitution during the World cup soccer tournament which is
being held there next summer. They are calling for petition signatures
protesting what they call a form of “slavery.”