• Called the “Brothel of Scandinavia.”
• Destination and transit country for women and children from Nigeria, Eastern and Central Europe, the Baltic countries, Thailand, Southeast Asia, and South America subjected to sex trafficking.
• NGO experts reported a significant increase in women from Africa engaged in prostitution in Denmark. Most controlled by pimps.
• Government reported convicting 11 sex traffickers in 2010.
• Estimated 28,000 women and 21,000 children experienced domestic violence annually.
• 20% of women in Denmark report intimate partner physical violence in their lifetime.
• 22% of women report sexual intimate partner violence in their lifetime.
• 38% of women report intimate partner and/or non-partner physical violence in their lifetime.
• 28% of women report intimate partner and/or not-intimate-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.
• HopeNow offers direct social contact and therapeutic work with trafficked and foreign women in prostitution. Present in the streets, brothels, detention centers and prisons.
• Public awareness campaign begun in 2008 called “Who Pays the Price?” to reduce the demand for commercial sex acts.
Sources: UN Women Violence against Women Prevalence Data: Surveys by Country 2011; U.S. Department of State 2010 Human Rights Report; U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2011; CNN