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Executive Summary -- Fafo-Report: African Dreams on European Streets: Nigerian Women in Prostitution in Norway

May-Len Skilbrei, Marianne Tveit, Anette Brunovskis

Abstract


Since the summer of 2004, Nigerian women have dominated street prostitution in Norway - both in the Norwegian capital Oslo and in other cities - and both in numbers and in public attention. The women from Nigeria are in a very different position than most other women in prostitution in Norway, and have different histories than e.g. eastern European women. The Ministry of Justice and the Police therefore funded a project aimed at creating knowledge about the situation of the women from Nigeria, and about under what circumstances they have come to Norway. The main focus of the study is the womens current situation in Norway. The information about Nigeria, their travel out of the country, and stays in other European countries function as a backdrop to understand and explore this topic.

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JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. ISSN: 1530-5686 (online).
Editors: Nkiru Nzegwu; Book Editor: Mary Dillard.

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