Danish Prostitutes to Offer Free Services for Copenhagen Summit Delegates
Prostitution is legal and allowed in Denmark. It’s free if you’re a delegate to the upcoming Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen from December 7-18, AFP reports.
To counter attack the city government’s measure of campaigning to the delegates of the much anticipated world environmental summit that they do not resort to buying sex, the prostitutes of a Danish sex workers union has offered their services for free.
The city government, led by Lord Mayor Ritt Bjerregaard has sent postcards and letters to the managers of the 160 hotels in the city. The postcards indicate: “be sustainable – don’t buy sex” and “Dear hotel owner, we would like to urge you not to arrange contacts between hotel guests and prostitutes.”
Susan Moeller, spokesperson for the group said that the campaign was discriminating as they are only doing their jobs, which by Danish law are legal.
For those who are interested in taking the offer, which is only available during the duration of the summit, she said, “All delegates who come to Copenhagen for the world climate summit will be able to use the postcards for payment after making a request on our website.”
Prostitution was legalized in Denmark in 1999. However, operating brothels and pimping activities are illegal. The age of consent is 15 years old but engaging with prostitutes are allowed only at 18 years, otherwise it becomes a serious offense.