More and more women prostitute themselves to have income, especially university

More and more women prostitute themselves to have income, especially university

Related imageIt is an open secret among paid sex professionals and the NGOs that assist them in the street. More and more women are forced to make a living by prostituting themselves . A resource by which they choose from housewives to all kinds of professionals as waitresses, administrative or licensed . Doctors of the World explains that the crisis has increased the number of prostitutes by 15% in Madrid alone.

Prostitution has also become the escape route for many university students who do not have the money to pay for their studies. “Some time ago I receive many inquiries from girls who want to enter this world because their parents can no longer help them . Others, even they do to support their families , ” says 20 minutes Concha Borrel, President of the Association of Sex Professionals . “We have between 20 and 30 university graduates, a few years ago there were only two or three,” said a popular online prostitute agency.

Sofia, Ana and Laia

He had been in college for six months when he learned that his father had been fired. “I had been without work for almost two years, they told me because they could not pay me rent for the apartment, ” explains Sofía, a 25-year-old from Madrid . The news forced her to find a solution: “I worked as a waitress, a distributor, teaching … I needed more money, I had to pay tuition, flat, books, food, help my parents and the landlady did not trust me for another month. “

It allows me to study and pay the mortgage on my family’s house Without consulting anyone, one night he decided to take the step. ” I went to an agency and they took some pictures, and two days later they called me to tell me if I wanted to do a service and I said yes,” recalls the 25-year-old. Since then, and that’s almost a year ago, between four and five services a week. About 3,000 euros per month . “It allows me to study and pay the mortgage on my family’s house.” Sofia confesses that this is not her name. “My family thinks I work in an expensive club in Madrid, but if they smell something, they prefer not to ask, I prefer it to be that way, when I finish my degree and find a job, I’ll do as if it had not happened.”

“They call me shattered”

A reality very similar to that of Ana, a young Sevillian . She also practices prostitution behind her family’s back . Her parents cut her monthly allowance because things were not going well for her and she chose to prostitute herself. Before it was in several jobs, but ended up leaving. “I was tired of paying tuition, flat … and suspend because I did not have time to study.”

Ana has been prostituting herself for almost two years now and believes that when she finishes her career it will be hard for her to leave . She says that with the crisis there are jobs that are very poorly paid and that she earns 2,000 euros without much effort . What he is most afraid of is that his parents find out. “I do not think they’ll forgive me, they call me from time to time to ask if I need anything and I lie to them.” I tell them I’m pulling, that my salary has gone up a little or that I have given extra private lessons.

I combined the work in the super and the scort Laia, a young woman from Barcelona, ​​has been working for more than a year as a scort (paid companion). Tired of living drowned with the salary she earned as a cashier she decided to prostitute herself. “At first I combined the work in the super and the scort , but soon I realized that it did not compensate”. Laia wants to finish her studies, although she admits that she does not believe that she leaves prostitution .

Not only women have been forced to resort to prostitution because of the crisis. Also some men. “It’s a shame, most of them do not like men and they do it because they have to help their family, they call me shattered, they vent on me because they do not tell anyone,” Concha Borrel confesses.

How many prostitutes are there?

The answer is complicated. Several studies speak of a fork that ranges between 300,000 and 400,000 prostitutes . The first information with these figures dates back to 1997. Now it is difficult to know the real number and differentiate between women who exercise forced prostitution and those who do it compulsorily. The Civil Guard conducts studies of women working in road clubs, between 15,000 and 20,000; and the last report of the Ombudsman (presented a few weeks ago) number in 14,000 forced women . As for the organized groups dedicated to prostitution, in 2010 17 were dismantled and in 2011.

Women control accounts, but feel displaced in the banking sector

Women control accounts, but feel displaced in the banking sector

Image result for financial difference between men and women80% of market buying decisions are made by women. They are also the owners of 52% of current accounts that are open right now. That is precisely why the publicist and CEO of the company Ellas Deciden, Gemma Cernuda, has made a report called SheBanking or the end of traditional banking . In it he tries to give an answer to why with these figures, the girls analyzed recognize not feeling understood by the banking sector. But how should a bank be to conquer the female sector?

They, more concerned about finances than they do

Cernuda’s study analyzes what kind of financial worries women have and if there are differences regarding the thoughts of men. Something that could give clues to the market about what improvements to take.

However, although the figures show that women are more concerned about money in general (68% versus 56% of them) the specific issues that disturb them and the order of these are not very diverse.

Both sexes often think, above all, of retirement savings, in particular, 44% of them and 35% of them. The rest of the issues that take away sleep are the cost of education, health-related expenses, mortgage or rent and outstanding credit debts.

3 points that banks should improve to be Women- Friendly

The women analyzed have given quite clear answers about what would change the banking sector as we know it now. It can be summarized in:

  • Better communication about services: many women are unaware of the existence of online accounts that can be managed over the Internet or, directly, through the mobile phone.
  • Financial advice: they value positively that in their bank there is a figure of a personalized financial advisor who helps them with some steps. They ask for empathic and trusting treatment.
  • Advantages and facilities for and to save. According to the Women’s World Bank, women save 25% more than men, so a good way to attract them is to value this effort and encourage savings with attractive products.

What is the ideal current account for women?

These ideas of improvement take shape when they are asked to draw the services that the ideal Women- Friendly bank account should have. Good news? Some have already incorporated the best accounts in the market.

  1. Financial control services: from a calendar in which income and disbursements are included, to the grouping of expenses by categories and the allocation of a perfect average budget for each one. Something that increasingly include more accounts, among which stand out the Current Account of imaginBank or the N26 Account , a young bank fintech to the last.
  2. Goals of saving: to know the state of the objective. Point in which the Savings Account COINC stands out.
  3. Notifications : know in advance when a deposit is going to end or if we stay in the open. A function that is possible to activate in almost all accounts.
  4. Grouping in accounts of different banks : being able to see in the same application all your accounts that we have and the existing balance in each one. Something that is trying to apply the neobank Bnext
  5. Know what financial level we have compared to other users with a similar profile. A service that incorporated the BBVA Online Account at the end of 2017.