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Prostitution in Serbia goes under the radar: What are the penalties and whom they are most often imposed on

Prostitution in Serbia goes under the radar: What are the penalties and whom they are most often imposed on

Author: Nataša Jovanović

01/05/2022

In the action of the Ministry of the Interior at the beginning of April, 29 persons were arrested for “elite prostitution”, among them three pimps and 26 girls. According to the current law, penalties for engaging in prostitution are usually monetary and paid by women, not their clients.

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Sexual violence in Serbia: Vicious cycle of distrust towards women and tacit approval of rape

Sexual violence in Serbia: Vicious cycle of distrust towards women and tacit approval of rape

An example of minimum sentence of 3 years of imprisonment for the man who last year attempted to rape a woman in his apartment in Novi Sad, says a lot about the penalties in Serbia.

That notwithstanding, there are examples where penalties were much more severe, and for serious criminal acts against children. One of them, Ninoslav Jovanovic, known as "Barber of Malca", this year has been convicted to life sentence for abduction and rape of a twelve-year-old girl;

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Atina: Sexually abused children are being inflicted irreversible damage once their identity is disclosed

Atina: Sexually abused children are being inflicted irreversible damage once their identity is disclosed

Photo taken from the website: https://www.hindustantimes.com/

According to the latest available data from 2019 for Serbia, 64 percent of the victims of human trafficking are persons under the age of 18, while last year, following the statistical data, situation was similar – around 90 percent of them were girls”, Jelena Hrnjak from organization Atina has stated.

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Girls and women with the experience of trafficking contributed to shedding light on the issue of violence in digital surroundings

Promising practices: During the pandemic, 178 girls and women with the experience of trafficking contributed to shedding light on the issue of violence in digital surroundings

Visual: Bojan Milojević

Women and girls make up the vast majority of human trafficking victims. They are most often exploited for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Fears that the pandemic could fuel the growth of cyber-trafficking and other forms of abuse in digital surroundings were justified, given the measures of restricted movement introduced by many countries.

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