The World’s most famous nightclubs are increasingly being used as fronts for prostitution and other illegal activities, and that’s hurting their image and reputation, a new report says.
Read moreA report published in the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Journal of Legal Studies finds that club promoters and operators are increasingly turning to prostitution as a way to make money.
“Prostitution is a lucrative business and clubs have become a haven for many people to sell their bodies for a quick profit,” says the report, which was published Monday.
“It’s an industry that thrives on the fact that there are many people willing to take advantage of it and the women who do it.”ABA Journal of Law and Society In a statement, a spokesperson for the American Law Association (ALA), the main body representing lawyers in the U.S., says the “most damaging” part of the club culture is the exploitation of women.
“We know that in some of these clubs prostitution is a legitimate business, but the abuse of women and children is pervasive,” said the statement, which also called for more oversight and transparency of the industry.
The report, titled “The Culture of Sexual Violence in American Bars: How Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking are Harming Club Attendance,” finds that about one in three American nightclubs were reported to have a sex trafficking problem in 2016.
That’s a 15 percent increase over the previous year.
The ABA Journal also says that the industry’s growing use of the word “sex” in the industry marketing has led to a rise in the prevalence of “sex tourism,” which is when a person travels abroad for the purpose of engaging in sexual acts, often for a fee.
The study found that the vast majority of these trips were to “hot spots” that have not been adequately regulated.
For example, “clubs are often held to a higher standard of quality than other venues for prostitution,” said its report.
“They may be known for their proximity to major metropolitan areas, for example, New York City, where they are often known as the ‘Sexiest Place on Earth.'”
In addition, “the sexual exploitation of underage girls in some nightclubs is commonplace,” according to the report.
While the report acknowledges that the problem is “growing,” it claims that the number of sex trafficking victims in 2016 was actually lower than it was in 2015.
In its 2016 report, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) noted that “the number of reported sex trafficking cases in the United States declined from 1,766 to 1,508 in 2016, the year the AAUW reported the first reported sexual exploitation case.”
“The AAUw report said that the decline in reported cases was driven by a decline in the number and seriousness of reported cases and the lack of enforcement efforts by law enforcement,” according the AAW’s 2016 report.
“Despite the decline, AAU W continues to be a leading advocate for the safety and security of women in the sex trade, and we continue to work to end this exploitation by educating our partners, police and public officials,” the report continued.
“The sexual exploitation and exploitation of children is a growing problem in American nightclub venues,” said AAU World’s Executive Director Jennifer DeCamp.
“This report documents the harmful effects that sexual exploitation has on young women and girls, the impact that that this has on their health, and the fact the problem can be traced back to the industry.”
In its report, AAW called on “the entertainment industry and its stakeholders to take the following steps to combat the epidemic of sex-trafficking and sexual exploitation:• Implement mandatory reporting requirements for the industry and the venues where they operate.• Establish a zero-tolerance policy for the exploitation and trafficking of children in the entertainment industry.• Provide more information to the public on the industry, its locations, and other venues that are involved in this abuse.• Ensure that these venues are monitored for signs of trafficking and the appropriate response for those who engage in these activities.”
The American Bar Associations report also said that “many bars and clubs in America have become the epicenters of the sex industry, where the demand for sex is often the reason that people seek out a place to have sex.”
“In some cases, these venues also provide access to people who can abuse their positions of power, influence, and power over young women,” it said.
“These venues often also offer women access to men to exploit, especially as these venues often serve as ‘hot spots’ for sex trafficking, the AAA notes.”
A spokesperson for The Black Swan Club in New York told Newsweek that the club has been in business since 1996 and that it has been “working with law enforcement and government agencies to combat trafficking and exploitation.”””
She may then be forced into prostitution.”
A spokesperson for The Black Swan Club in New York told Newsweek that the club has been in business since 1996 and that it has been “working with law enforcement and government agencies to combat trafficking and exploitation.”
“We have a zero tolerance policy