11 Jul, 2016 @ 18:29
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Prostitutes being offered scholarships in Madrid to get them off streets

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PROSTITUTIONPROSTITUTES in Madrid are being offered €76,000 worth of scholarships in a bid to get them off the street and into work.

Approved by the Department of Equality, Social Rights and Employment, the scheme will recuperate their losses from leaving prostitution as they begin educational courses in September.

The 31 women will have classes on social and personal skills at the Centro Concepcion Arenal – a social centre dedicated to helping sex-workers rejoin society – as well as being taught how to manage technology.

They will also be given work experience in several businesses.

Spain’s office of National Statistics (INE) says prostitution accounts for 0.35% of the country’s GDP, equivalent to €3.8 billion.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He was news editor for all print editions of the Olive Press from 2016 to 2019 taking on the role of Digital Editor between January 2020 and February 2021.

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