Young man stands up for women’s rights in Buenos Aires
In Buenos Aires, it’s not uncommon to see ads plastered on every street corner featuring scantily clad women in lascivious positions. The prostitutes for sale, however, are often there against their will. Human trafficking in the sex industry is a major problem.
Jerónimo Velez is working to change that, together with the organization Martes Rojos. He leads volunteers on walks through the city to remove the sex ads. Their aim? To raise awareness for the fact that many of the city’s prostitutes are victims of trafficking.
For some people in the community, it’s unusual that a man like Jerónimo would have the courage to take a stand on this sensitive issue.
Listen to the report by Maria Cruz from Buenos Aires:
DateWednesday 18.12.2013 | 07:55
TagsArgentina, Buenos Aires, human rights, women