Italian government is contemplating setting aside a capital for prostitutes to plight their trade. Many of the women involved in the activities of prostitution are trafficked women and girls.
However, information gathered is that Rome will have special districts in the capital set aside for their activities.
This was revealed by the Mayor of Rome, Ignazio Marino, who wants to cage the street workers into red light zones where prostitution would be allowed in an attempt to ?strike a balance? between residents and sex workers.
He also wants to make it illegal to use city parks and other family-designated areas for the open sex trade. If the experimental plan works in EUR, Marino says he will open other zones in Rome?s high-sex-traffic areas.
The was necessary because the EUR neighborhood south of the city center developed in the 1930s by Italy?s Fascist Dictator Benito Mussolini to re-create ancient Rome?s splendor ahead of the 1942 World?s Fair, has become an open air market for sex.
Drive down any of 20 or more EUR streets after dark and you can?t miss prostitutes who are grouped according to race, sexual orientation and, it would seem, sexual titillation level.
There are streets are reported to be for transvestites, male prostitutes and Nigerian women; there are also streets lined with eastern European women and others with Asian girls. Some use campers they keep parked around the street corners. Others conduct their business on the hoods of parked cars.
Street cleaners have long complained that the morning sweep contains sticky condoms and hypodermic needles. The scene repeats itself in other districts of Rome outside the city center, but not to the same extent as in EUR.
Although the selling of sex is not illegal in Rome, pimping and soliciting is, which is why most of the sex workers act uninterested at first when the customers pull up.
There are around 100,000 prostitutes currently working in Italy to service more than 2.5 million regular mostly male customers, according to national research statistics.
High-ranking government officials and notable figures, including the husband of Mussolini?s granddaughter Alessandra, have been among those implicated in recent prostitution scandals.