On Tuesday, a protest was held in The Hague by sex workers who opposed the government’s decision not to allow them to resume their work.
This is reported by publication Het Parool.
Health Minister Hugo de Jonge said earlier on Tuesday that sex workers are unable to resume work because it is more difficult for them to comply with security measures. In addition, researching sources and customer contacts would be difficult, as “three-quarters” give a different name: “People refuse to give their name, I understand all this. It is also more difficult to require registration in this sector. “
At the same time, representatives of the sex industry themselves call this approach wrong. According to them, sex workers independently register their clients.
Sex workers came to the House of Representatives in The Hague with a homemade peep show on wheels.
De Jonge said on Tuesday morning that he didn’t think there was anything sex workers could do to change the cabinet’s decision: “It’s just not possible to do it by its nature safely.”
Sex workers are upset that they are banned from working, while other “contact professions” such as hairdressers, beauty salons, and massage therapists have been allowed to resume their activities since Wednesday.
The woman, who uses the name Moira Mona, said she is a dominatrix and can work further for her clients than a hairdresser.
“I can hurt people from afar, and I have whips that are longer than a pair of bangs. So I’ll be fine, “ she said.
Brussels and Washington reacted to the killing of 18 protesters by security forces in a day in the republic.
The European Union and the White House on Sunday, February 28, announced additional measures against the new leadership of Myanmar in connection with the killings of protesters.
Thus, the head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, said on Twitter that the Union supports the people of Myanmar and is ready to take measures to stop the shootings.
“The Myanmar military must end the brutal suppression of peaceful protests, which resulted in many people being killed or injured, while clearly ignoring international law. They must be held accountable. The European Union strongly supports the brave people of Myanmar and will respond.” indicated in the message.
Jake Sullivan, US Assistant to the President for National Security, also announced retaliatory measures.
“The United States is alarmed by the violence by the Myanmar security forces against peaceful demonstrators.<…> We are preparing additional actions to make those responsible for this latest outbreak of violence and the recent coup continue to pay the bills,” he warned.
We will remind, on the eve during the protests against the military coup in Myanmar, at least 18 protesters were killed. The security forces used flash and noise grenades, tear gas, and also fired live ammunition against the protesters.
The actions of the country’s military leaders were condemned by the United Nations.
The leaders of the European Union member states agreed to develop and adopt a so-called common “strategic compass” in the field of security and defense.
This was stated by the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, reports by DW.
“We want to increase investment in defense, as well as increase civilian and military capabilities and operational readiness,” Michel said.
The purpose of the “strategic compass” is to determine what the EU should be able to do in a joint response in certain crisis situations, as well as what it should not resort to. The development of the document should be completed by March 2022.
The document also aims to achieve greater strategic autonomy, which will allow the EU to promote its interests and values at the global level while reducing the influence of the United States and activating countries such as China and Russia.
The strategy is based on a threat analysis completed at the end of 2020. This secret document, based on intelligence data, describes, among other things, what threats may arise from Russia and China.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg also joined the discussion of certain issues during the EU video summit.
In recent years, the EU countries have been trying to coordinate their actions more closely in the field of security and defense, for example, in the issue of financing joint defense projects.