Sexual slavery

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Red-light district (De Wallen) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Many sex slaves in Europe are forced to work as prostitutes.

Sexual slavery is a special case of slavery or forced labour. Sexual slaves are like normal slaves, except for the following:

  1. They may have been forced into prostitution;
  2. The people are slaves, forced to do non-sexual labour. However, sexual relations with the slaves may be permitted, or even common;
  3. They may be forced into sexual slavery with only one master. Often the fact that they really are slaves is hidden through marriages.

This term is also used by the Vienna Declaration for the women's rights and by the name of humanitarian international law.