Last updated on: 2/4/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Margareta Winberg Biography

Title:
Former Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
Position:
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“I believe that we will never succeed in combating trafficking in women if we do not simultaneously work to abolish prostitution and the sexual exploitation of women and children.”

Seminar on the Effects of Legalisation of Prostitution Activities in Stockholm, Nov. 5-6, 2002

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Swedish Ambassador to Brazil, Sweden, 2003-present
  • Deputy Prime Minister, Sweden, 2002-2003
  • MP, Swedish Parliament, 1981-2003
  • Minister of Jordbruks (Agriculture), Sweden, 1998-2002
  • Minister of Arbetsmarknads (Labor), Sweden, 1996-1998
  • Minister of Jordbruks (Agriculture), Sweden, 1994-1996
  • Chairwoman, jordbruksutskottet (Agriculture), Sweden, 1992-1994
  • Chairwoman, Social-Democrat’s kvinnof√∂rbundet (Women Association), Sweden, 1990-1995
  • Fellow, jordbruksutskottet (Agriculture), Sweden, 1981-1991
  • Former Minister of Gender Equality Affairs, Sweden
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should People Have a Right to Become Prostitutes?
  2. Does Legal Prostitution Lead to Human Trafficking and Slavery?