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23-Jan-2018 09:36

Whether some of Estonia’s prostitutes may be victims of adult or child trafficking is unknown but likely.

During my visit, my guide shared that Estonia is facing significant social challenges to its culture and to its society — challenges that are traditionally associated in the West with prostitution, including increasing rates of drug use, the highest rate of HIV infection in the EU, crime, alcoholism, family dysfunction, child pornography, and social fragmentation.

I had the sense her views reflect those of many Estonians who are not involved in the sex industry.Simply put, it haunts me that so many children and women in Estonia appear to be at risk; the decisions they make at vulnerable, uninformed, or desperate stages in their life appear capable of resulting in their condemnation by Estonian society without end.Unlike prison terms that consider the circumstances surrounding a crime and that expire for time served, women who engage in prostitution in Estonia have not broken its laws but may nonetheless be forever ostracized and excluded by society for their actions.I do not pretend to understand the Estonian people, their beautiful culture, their complex politics, or their impressive history.Nor do I have the answers to moral questions that have forever taunted democratic republics as they balance free market principles with the desire to protect vulnerable members of their population from exploitation.

I had the sense her views reflect those of many Estonians who are not involved in the sex industry.Simply put, it haunts me that so many children and women in Estonia appear to be at risk; the decisions they make at vulnerable, uninformed, or desperate stages in their life appear capable of resulting in their condemnation by Estonian society without end.Unlike prison terms that consider the circumstances surrounding a crime and that expire for time served, women who engage in prostitution in Estonia have not broken its laws but may nonetheless be forever ostracized and excluded by society for their actions.I do not pretend to understand the Estonian people, their beautiful culture, their complex politics, or their impressive history.Nor do I have the answers to moral questions that have forever taunted democratic republics as they balance free market principles with the desire to protect vulnerable members of their population from exploitation.My observations are admittedly superficial and I am no one of significance when it comes to politics or international relations, but my impression is that the growing sex trade in Estonia is dangerous to it — and is creating challenges for Estonia that could undermine its culture and social integrity long-term.