Prostitution on the rise in crisis-hit Spain

High unemployment rate, coupled with austerity measures, has forced many women into sex trade.

    Spain's government has made wide-ranging spending and job cuts in lieu of the bailout package it recieved from European Union in order to avoid bankruptcy.

    The austerity measures have not helped the cause of millions of already unemployed youth, and now many Spanish women in this eurozone member have taken up prostitution to make money.

    But authorities in some cities are clamping down on the sex trade.

    Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips reports from Barcelona.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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