Margareta Winberg, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden, said at the Nov. 5-6, 2002 Seminar on the Effects of Legalisation of Prostitution Activities in Stockholm that:

“I would like to remind us all that efforts to combat prostitution and trafficking in women can only succeed if we refuse to be the stooges of the international prostitution industry. Instead of adopting the superficial and individualised arguments put forward by advocates of legalisation, we must take a stand against a society in which women and children are regarded as commodities for trade; against the purchase of women and children by men, and for a future in which all women and children are given equal opportunities and in which their human rights are respected.”

Nov. 5-6, 2002