Prostitution has been one of the major concerns of modern society. In a variety of countries such as Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Greece, and Austria sex work stays legal and is controlled by law. It might seem that decriminalization of the sex trade is inhumane, on the other hand, it gives the workers of the sphere protection and safety. In the majority of countries, prostitution remains illegal, and it seems confusing why people keep involving themselves in this branch. The common stereotype about sex workers is that most of them are addicted to drug usage, alcohol-consuming, or have no education.
The sex trade also involves people that have a poor financial position. Some women who are the only providers for the family, do not have a stable income or suffer from welfare cuts. To provide for their children they choose prostitution as work and become victims of rudeness, power, and force of their clients. People willing to risk their health, and psychological state to make the living should be protected, not blamed. Society and the government need to regulate the laws so that welfares cover the minimum monthly wage for low-income families.
A significant amount of people get involved in the sex trade and become victims of trafficking. Women from third-world countries very often dream about changing their lives and emigrating to another country. Having no budget, they start to search for possible ways to earn. Sex traders engage these women easily promising a bright future and success. However, agreements like that end with the exploitation of the human body. Human trafficking in all senses should be strictly controlled by the law because it equals slavery and disrespect.
Prostitution represents a diverse group of people with different ethnicities, cultures, ages and religions. Usually, sex workers are followed by stereotypes of people with addictions and a low level of education. However, a significant number of humans involved in the sex branch are seeking help from the government for better welfare and social protection. Among those who were forced or used, there are still true individuals with big perspectives in education and decent work. Helping them instead of judging is a way that will lead to proper changes.