So in todays English class we visited the Procentre in Oslo. This centre is made to take care of Oslos prostitutes. All though it’s illegal to buy sexual favors in Norway, it’s still legal to sell so this is still happening.
The Procentre is a centre where woman and men who sell or have sold sex can come to achieve help. The people working there are all kinds of people, from many countries around the world, so language wouldn’t be a problem.
A woman who was working at the centre had a presentation about the prostitutes, human trafficking, immigration and how it all connects and works.
We learned that it’s illegal to advertise for the buying and selling of sexual favors. It’s also illegal to rent out apartments, houses and offices for prostitution activities. It’s illegal to organize or earn money from other peoples prostitution, such as trafficking and pimping.
The centre is there both for the prostitutes working indoor, and those working on the streets. They give advice and offer their help regarding social, economical and legal problems, as well as health services. Their services are all free, and they have drop-in health service.
I thought this was an exciting, different activity to do with the class. It made me very curious and I really wonder how the prostitutes feel and live. I think it would be even better if we could meet the prostitutes to talk to them, but i get that that would be a little hard. Hope we can do more activities like this.