International Day of No Prostitution is celebrated in the US on October 5th to raise awareness on the harmful effects of prostitution and the multiple factors that lead to it. Prostitution is illegal in most countries, including the US.
Prostitution is known as the world’s oldest profession, mentioned even in the Bible. In the scriptures, it is evident that prostitution was met with persecution and contempt. Ancient Greek plays, such as in one comedy by Aristophanes also describe the industry in detail. In past times, women were not allowed to work, and when they were left without means to survive, they had no other choice but to resort to prostitution.
International Day of No Prostitution was founded in 2002, with initial events held in San Francisco and Melbourne. Most activities are carried out by feminist movements, as they view prostitution as a form of male domination.
- In the Victorian era in England, there was a publication that contained lists of priestesses of love, indicating their physical parameters.
- Unfortunately, statistics reveal that 204 out of 10 prostitute women die for reasons related to their activity.
- Some countries have legalized prostitution, such as the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, and Ecuador.
- Today, anyone can find a prostitute through an ad on the Internet or by ordering services from a website.
How to take part
People can help by raising awareness of the problems associated with prostitution. You can unite with others, study statistics, help girls in difficult situations, participate in rallies and attend themed events.
When is International Day of No Prostitution in 2023?
International Day of No Prostitution is observed on October 5 each year.