MACEDONIA, THE PROSTITUTION MECCA.
Prostitution in Macedonia has existed for a long time and will continue to exist in the future. The problem is that our country doesn't have any attitude against this problem so the sex trafficking has a free way and criminals can do what they want.
Very young girls enter the prostitution world by force and they can't find a way back to a normal life.
The ministry of internal affairs is saying that prostitution cases have drastically increased over the last years and many of the victim girls are not older than 18 years.
A report of the International Organization for Migration shows that, even more than a decade after the end of Cold War and several years after the end of the war in the former Yugoslavia, it is evident that trafficking in the Balkans is still a significant problem which affects a big number of women and children. Also the Macedonia is not a transit region only, but also one of the major destinations for trafficked women as well. The organization estimates that up to 500,000 women are forced to work as prostitutes in Europe. The same source suggests that 120,000 women and children are being trafficked into the European Union each year, mostly through the Balkans.