Prostitution is legal in Belgium, but the exploitation of an individual through things such as pimping is against the law. Human trafficking or exploiting individuals for financial gain is punishable for a maximum prison sentence of 15 years.
There has been increasing public pressure for a debate about the possibility of legalizing prostitution. Many sex workers organisations feel that not legalising prostitution leaves sex workers vulnerable to exploitation.
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