Escort site offers ‘war-inspired fantasies’ with Ukrainian women – investigator — Analysis
Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian females fled Ukraine, and searches for prostitutes in Ukraine soared to as high as 600%
Escort Ireland, the country’s largest escort site, is offering men the opportunity to live out their “war-inspired fantasies”An OSCE researcher spoke with an Irish NGO to discuss the experiences of newly arrived Ukrainian women. The OSCE researcher told an Irish NGO that there has been a 600% increase in internet searches about these women for sex, amid the flood of refugees from Ukraine.
Escort Irish has recorded a 250% rise in search results for Ukrainian girls since the departure of refugees from Ukraine in February. Valiant Richey (special representative and coordinator for combating trafficking in human beings) spoke on Thursday at an online conference.
Other countries saw a spike in the number of searches for Ukrainian prostitutes. “as much as 600%,”Richey addressed the audience at the conference. It was held by Beyond Exploitation an Irish NGO.
Richey claimed that Escort Ireland, the country’s leading marketplace for prostitution and other sexual services, is offering customers the opportunity to live out their “war-inspired fantasies”With Ukrainian women. However, it is unclear whether the website’s owners are directly promoting this message, or if individual escorts advertising on the site are displaying it.
“Since the start of the war there has been an immense spike in the demand, which will serve as a strong incentive for traffickers to recruit and exploit Ukrainian women at scale,”Richey spoke at the conference online. “Addressing demand today is the single greatest anti-trafficking tool we have, to prevent the current humanitarian crisis from becoming a trafficking one.”
Richey stated that targeted advertising on social media and awareness campaigns could reduce demand. Other speakers at the conference suggested that government officials should explain to Ukrainian women how they can report crime and offer support for those who are at high risk of being trafficked.
The Irish Independent reports that more than 32,000 refugees had arrived from Ukraine to seek asylum in Ireland as of Wednesday. The government admits that if arrivals keep up, they will continue to increase. “all accommodation types will be nearing capacity”End of June
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