Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, ). They believed it was their moral duty to "clean" the streets of these prostitutes, because of the negative connotations it brought to their neighborhoods, which they believed would create a better environment for everyone. 24 Pro-tukipiste also provides their perspective in relation to the information in the Ministry of Justice report. Globalization, prostitution and sex-trafficking : corporeal politics. These religious values were reflected in the common law across Europe and most Western societies throughout this period. 31 The Minister of Social Affairs and Health, who chaired this programme, claims the negative health implications of prostitution raise concerns related to human rights and ethics. 13 Street prostitution, specifically, was seen by residents as a downturn in their neighborhoods. 15 In the early 2000's, Finland removed servers that advertised prostitution due to " procuring " that the Criminal Code has outlined since 2004. 27 The group of nine sex workers that founded this organization focused on "sex workers' human rights in terms of their well being, safety at work, professional skills, and control of workplace working conditions". 2004 Charlotta Holmström May-Len Skilbrei. Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention 01/2002; 3(1 96-111. Street prostitution made its way to the center of the capital city of Helsinki where it became very popular with about 50 street prostitutes. The Conversation 16 December 2013 Sirpa Tani Whose Place is This Space? Cambridge University Press 2004 Anne Maria Holli. 21 This increased accessibility may be attributed to the geographic location of Finland because of its proximity to other European countries as well as the fact that Finland is considered to be a transit country. "Women's Studies in Finland". 5 By 2006, this number had escalated to 3300 refusals. 15 In addition to the fees, the women in erotic restaurants also lured more traffic into the restaurants which allowed the restaurants to profit even further. Contents, history edit, the socio-legal history of prostitution in Finland is similar to that of other European and Western countries, with various periods of tolerance, regulation and abolition.