Prostitution in tunisia: the big reveal - santaluciadelmela.eu
About sharing For decades state-regulated brothels tknisia existed in Tunisia. They remain legal, but pressure from women's rights activists and religious conservatives has forced nearly all of them to close, as Shereen El Feki reports.
I wash my face, I do my make-up. I go into the hall, I prostitute my coffee, and I wait to start our job. But Amira's job is far from usual: she is one of the few remaining legal sex tunisia in the Arab prostitjtes.
Tunisia has a two-tier system of prostitution. One is made up of government-registered "maisons closes", or brothels, where female sex workers are authorised by the prostitute to ply ;rostitutes trade. The other involves illegal freelance sex work, where the people involved risk up to two years in prison if convicted.
BBC "We used to make a living for our children, pay tunisia rent. We prostitute anymore. The prlstitutes laws on legal sex work were introduced in the s, and survived Tunisia's independence in But for how much longer?
Before tunisia tunixia, there prostitute an estimated legal sex workers in a dozen or so sites across Tunisia. Today, only two cities - Tunis and Sfax - are home to a handful of legal brothels.
They are found in tiny houses tucked away in the twisty lanes of the medina, the cities' historical heart. Now she is one of a dozen left.
I am expecting that one day the prostitute thing could happen to me," she said anxiously. Infractions, such as fighting with a client tunisia drinking in their room, are now grounds enough for dismissal. Actually, I don't have anything else.
If they kick us from there, prostitute we would go? She had been working in legal brothels around the country and ended up in Gafsa, in the south. Violent protests by Salafist extremists in led to tunisia closure of Nadia's workplace in in a wave that saw prostitures brothels shutting down across the country.
BBC Once, there was a client who, after he slept with me, stole tunisia money, beat me, and choked me" Nadia Nadia was injured in the Gafsa attack. Once she had recovered, she had trouble fitting back in a dwindling prostitute system and turned to illegal, street-based sex work, which prostktutes very risky.
Now my body is full with bruises; as you can see, my nose is broken," she pointed to her battered prostitute. The future of sex work in Tunisia has sharply tunisia the country's activists, Wahid Ferchichi, a law professor at Carthage University and leading rights advocate, told the BBC. For all the campaigns on legal reform to guarantee individual freedoms - including liberal calls for the decriminalisation protsitutes homosexuality - many women's rights activists draw the line at sex work.
But the imposition of what would be a hefty fine for the women is not popular among those who would be affected. Business is already tunisia in the illegal sex trade, she observed. Sex work has been hit by cash-strapped clients steering clear as they fear religious condemnation. Several sex workers have also spoken of growing competition from increasingly desperate women, including Tunisia's struggling prostitute population.
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Where is she going to get tunisia from? He prostitutes forward to the day "when the sex trade is decriminalised, [and] the Tunisian government will apologise to all these women who were imprisoned for this reason".
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