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However, across the European Union EU , there are still several types of legislations in place and this heterogeneity makes it harder to combat sexual exploitation. Indeed, it is actually giving sex traffickers blurred borders to work with. A contradiction therefore arises between the values promoted by the EU and its legislative action to tackle the issues it is denouncing.
By not implementing a legally compelling legislation, the EU seems to be going against its values. European Parliament, Sexual exploitation and prostitution and its impact on gender equality. Generally speaking, prostitution can be considered in two ways: either as a profession or as an exploitation . The category that one will put prostitution in will impact its treatment.
This dichotomy is problematic internationally, including within the EU, since its Member States are divided on this question. They therefore have adopted different legislations, hence a lack of coherence in the EU when tackling this issue. More specifically, the EU did not appear to be tackling this issue as one, but rather leave it up to its Member States. This EP resolution was meant to build more homogeneity across the EU on the issue of forced prostitution as well as prostitution, the former having been tackled by the EU for a larger amount of time already.
With this resolution, the EU positioned itself on its understanding of prostitution and the status of prostitutes. On this issue, Hannah Manzur, a former parliamentary assistant to Mary Honeyball, stated that the report -and the resolution that derived from it- considered prostitution to be a violence against women and should therefore be legislated as a crime of violence. In this perspective, prostitutes are victims of sexual exploitation and not sex workers. Defining prostitution as a violence against women is, to say the least, not consensual, even in the EU.
They tend to advocate and defend their position by arguing that they can protect prostitutes better by giving them employments rights such as the capacity to unionize, which they cannot access if they are considered victims.