Serial No. 109-178: Germany's World Cup Brothels: 40,000 Women and Children at Risk of Exploitation Through Trafficking, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, Second Session, May 4, 2006 [open pdf - 2MB]
This is the May 4, 2006 hearing titled "Germany's World Cup Brothels: 40,000 Women and Children at Risk of Exploitation Through Trafficking" held before the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations of the Committee on International Relations. From the opening statement of Christopher H. Smith: "Good afternoon, everyone. In 1 month, as we know, athletes and fans will be gathering for one of the premier worldwide sporting events of our day, the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Today the Subcommittee will hear testimony on reports that the World Cup will sadly be an impetus for exploitation of women. For most soccer fans like myself, this quadrennial spectacle is a showcase of world-class athleticism and teamwork, but looming in its shadow is the very real potential that the World Cup matches will be a catalyst and magnet for sex trafficking into Germany." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Michael Horowitz, Ashley Garrett, Jennifer Roemhildt, Katherine Chon, Maureen Greenwood-Basken, Juliette Engel, and Christopher H. Smith.
Serial No. 109-178
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