Every year, thousands of Nigerian women are trafficked into Russia for sex. One woman told DW she came to the country to work in a supermarket. Instead, she was forced to have sex. Traffickers told her it was to cover the ‘cost’ of her journey.
A massive operation coordinated by Europol has saved 910 potential victims from likely trafficking and sexual exploitation. Nearly 125,000 people were searched over the course of a week.
A German sex industry association is hoping to improve the lives of prostitutes by launching a "seal of approval" for brothels. But brothels must be members of the association to get the badge.
A construction boom is pushing sex workers into the sidestreets and onto the doorsteps of schools. One school is fed up with its premises being invaded by unscrupulous characters.
Germany has passed a new prostitution law to fight human trafficking and exploitation. It calls for more control, more regulations and more penalties - and it is not popular in the prostitution industry.
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