Prostitution in the Nordic Countries

Conference report, Stockholm, October 16–17, 2008


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This report summarises the results of the research project “Prostitution in the Nordic Countries”, conducted by the Nordic Gender Institute&nbsp,– NIKK and commissioned by the Nordic Council of Ministers for Gender Equality. The aim of the project was to present and discuss research on prostitution and human trafficking for sexual purposes in the Nordic countries and the autonomous territories of the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland. The project has compiled data on the extent of prostitution, as well as on both the legal and the social treatment of these issues. The report also presents results from quantitative and qualitative studies on attitudes to prostitution and human trafficking for sexual purposes. The project comprised eleven Nordic researchers from various disciplines and from all the Nordic countries.
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