Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Mayor told: 'We're tired of being prostitutes'

Share this article

Mayor told: 'We're tired of being prostitutes'
The prostitutes appealed to Catania's mayor, Enzo Bianco. Photo: AFP/Vincenzo Pinto
12:06 CEST+02:00
Prostitutes in Catania, Sicily, left a letter on a wall on a street in one of Catania's poorest suburbs, appealing to the city's mayor, Enzo Bianco, to help change their lives.

"We live in this neighbourhood, we voted for you...we want to identify with the world of work, we are tired of being prostitutes."

The letter was pinned to the wall of an apartment block, which houses a brothel in the suburb of San Berillo, the Catania edition of Corriere del Mezzogiorno reported.

The suburb is one of the poorest in Catania, "where prostitution and delinquency co-exist", the newspaper said.

Giovane Fodale, the president of the city's 7th municipality, said it was the duty of politicians to respond to the appeal. "For too long, the neighbourhood has been linked to prostitution...this letter is directed at the mayor, who has always shown compassion for disadvantaged groups of people. It's time to intervene, and in a way that goes beyond words."

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

From our sponsors

Change the world with a master's degree from Sweden's Linköping University

Master's students at world-leading Linköping University (LiU) aren't there simply to study. They solve real-world problems alongside experts in fields that can create a better tomorrow. Do you have what it takes to join them?

Advertisement