Prostitution in Qatar

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Prostitution in Qatar is illegal and carries severe punishment of several years in prison.[1] In 2007, the U.S. State Department categorized Qatar as a "Tier 2" in its annual Trafficking in Persons reports, because Qatar does not fully comply with the minimum standards trafficking elimination, but it is making significant efforts to do so. [2] Women are mainly trafficked from China, the Philippines, Eastern Europe, Africa, Sri Lanka and India.[3]


  1. ^ Ditmore, Melissa Hope (1 January 2006). "Encyclopedia of Prostitution and Sex Work: A-N. Vol. 1". Greenwood Publishing Group. Retrieved 21 March 2017 – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ IV. Country Narratives: Near East. (2004-06-14). Retrieved on 2011-03-30.
  3. ^ Protection Act of 2000: Trafficking in Persons Report 2007, US Department of State

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