Former prostitute elected to Congress
United Women’s Movement (Modemu) president Jackeline Montero ran for a seat in the Chamber of Deputies on the PRM ticket and was elected. A former prostitute, she says she will focus on promoting the creation of training and reorientation centers for sex workers in each province of the country, as well as the installation and operation of daycare centers for working mothers.
In an interview with Listin Diario, she spoke out against the installation of prostitution tolerance centers in each province, where the profession can be practiced with National Police protection. Montero says that instead, training and orientation centers should be built for these women, so they can achieve a better qualify of life and improved health.
She estimates that there are 200,000 sex workers nationwide and said that she would be representing them and defending their rights in Congress. Her movement, Modemu, has registered 10,800 sex workers.
June 10, 2016
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