Women and men from at least 53 different countries were involved in prostitution last year, according to The Church City Mission (Kirkens Bymisjon)
The law banning sex-purchase has been introduced in 2009, yet the number of foreign prostitutes increased in recent years, writes Dagsavisen.
After the law was introduced, prostitution felt in Norway a little, but we have seen a steady increase since 2010. Our impression is that street prostitution is only increasing, and it is now up to almost the same extent as before the law was introduced, says Olav Lægdene from the Church City Mission’s Nadheim center for women and men in prostitution.
The center was last in contact with people from around 53 countries, compared with 41 countries in 2012, according to the Church City Mission’s annual report for 2013.
An evaluation of sex-purchase law to be presented to Parliament in August.