With thousands of Ukrainian women fleeing, the search for Ukrainian prostitutes has increased by 600%
Escort Ireland, the country’s largest escort site, is giving men a chance to survive “War-inspired fantasy” With newly arrived Ukrainian women, an OSCE researcher told an Irish NGO. Among the influx of refugees from Ukraine, researchers say, internet searches to buy sex from these women have increased by 600%.
As refugees began to leave Ukraine in late February, Escort Ireland reported a 250% increase in searches for Ukrainian women, OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Prevention of Human Trafficking Valiant Richie told an online conference on Thursday.
In other countries, there has been a spike in the search for prostitution services from Ukrainian women “As much as 600%,” Ritchie said at a conference hosted by the Irish NGO Beyond Exploitation.
Ritchie claims that Escort Ireland, the country’s top market for prostitution and other sex services, is giving customers a chance to make a living. “War-inspired fantasy” With Ukrainian women. However, it is not clear whether the website owners are promoting the message directly, or whether the site’s private escort ads are displaying it.
“Demand has risen sharply since the war began, which will serve as a strong incentive for traffickers to recruit and exploit Ukrainian women.” Ritchie made the announcement at an online conference. “The single greatest anti-trafficking tool we have to address the current humanitarian crisis is to address today’s needs.”
Ritchie said awareness campaigns and targeted advertising on social media might reduce this demand, while other speakers at the conference said the government should clearly explain to Ukrainian women how crime can be reported and provide assistance to those at risk of trafficking.
As of Wednesday, more than 30,000 refugees had arrived in Ireland from Ukraine, with more than two-thirds seeking accommodation from the Irish state, the Irish Independent reported. Arrivals should continue fast, the government acknowledged “All accommodation types will be close to capacity” Towards the end of June.