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Sexelance: An Ambulance That Protects Sex Workers
Two days a week, Danish social entrepreneur Michael Lodberg Olsen drives his “Sexelance” and parks it in the streets of Vesterbro, Copenhagen's red light district. Olsen, who has worked on initiatives for vulnerable people since the early 1990s, converted an old ambulance into a mobile unit where street sex workers can work for no charge in a safe and clean environment, guarded by volunteers from a distance.
Some 31 percent of street workers in Denmark have reported violence against them by clients. The "Sexelance" is an attempt to put a stop to that.
This film follows the "Sexelance" and features citizens who share their thoughts on this type of ambulance patrolling their streets.
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