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I basically agree with Sven's comments.
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire
I believe Rosinha is making several points on how the Swedish laws are affecting those working in prostitution in Sweden.
I interpret Rosinha as saying that Sweden's approach to prostitution is pushing prostitution into the underground, or into the shadows of the society, and thus makes the conditions for those working in prostitution much more "dangerous."
The younger people who are entering into prostitution are becoming more vulnerable because of the lack of education about issues facing those in prostitution.
This is only a guess, but what she may be referring to when she says "abstracting our work" is that some in the counter trafficking movement have framed the work of some health care and social workers as work that "legitimizes" prostitution and that "provides medical services and condoms to enslaved people and ignores the slavery." But I am only guessing here.
The combination of pushing prostitution into the shadows and the vulnerability of younger people entering the prostitution scene has contributed to the entrance of human traffickers into Sweden's prostitution scene -Russian organized crime in this case.
The Swedish laws are making it harder for those working in prostitution to raise their children. She ties that into the prices of prostitution falling in Norway because of an increase in people working in prostitution coming from Sweden.
Swedish sex workers now go to Norway...of course, if I live...7 hours I can't go back home every day. And that means that I have to have a baby-sitter...I have to trust that baby-sitter very much....it overloads the Norwegian sex market....their prices in Norway have caved down, because of the Swedish law... the normal sex worker, who has children in Norway, and bills to pay, is resenting very much because, she doesn't get enough money any more to pay her bills."
Rosinha states that the conditions of those working in prostitution are not really of concern to the Swedish government. What is more important is Sweden's global political image.
But of course, Sweden is very far away from most of the rest of this planet, so not everybody go to Sweden every month to see how the hookers are doing."
She closes her address with a request to bring more attention to the ramifications of the Swedish approach.
All countries have their eyes on Sweden, in this issue, and that's why I'm here, for one more time to appeal to all my colleagues, from all over the world."
All the Swedish Government does is abstract our work of trying to make it easier for the younger ones.
My guess would be: 'abstract' --> 'obstruct'.
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