11,639 prostitutes recorded nationwide

Tuesday 22/10/2019 15:10

VGP – As of July 2019, as many as 922 prostitution sites with around 11,639 prostitutes were recorded nationwide, said Vice President of Viet Nam Women's Union Nguyen Thi Tuyet at a prostitution prevention communication program for 400 local people in the central province of Thua Thien Hue. 

In the province only, there are more than 1,710 business sites with 1,030 laborers related to social evils, including 135 ones related to prostitution. 

The Viet Nam Women’s Union has focused on activities to communicate and education to increase awareness of women about traditional culture, ethnic, laws and social responsibilities, said Tuyet. 

She asked associations and organizations to organize activities, events and programs on safety for women and children, prevention of social evils, enhancement of communications of the Party’s guideline, policies and laws on prostitution prevention and control, prevention of gender violence and consequences of prostitutions. 

By Thuy Dung  

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