Is there slave trade in Norway?

Question by rat.: Is there slave trade in Norway?
This sounds silly, but are there groups up in Norway that kidnap women and sell them as sex slaves?
I know this occurs in other regions of Europe but I’m unsure about Scandinavia.
I’m leaving for Norway soon and though I know I’m not exactly a prime target being overweight and looling like a lesbian, I do want to be aware of what’s going on.

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Answer by Molly S
I wouldn’t think there’s much abduction, but a lot of girls that get lured into prostitution and such in other countries – especially in eastern europe – get smuggled into Norway to work there.

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Man, I had such a blast at this beach, the little river running through it is littered with comps! This is taken a bit nearer the water than my last mono.

When I saw this rock and the two little starfish I switched on Zen Mode. Full focus. I don’t know how long I stayed at the same spot trying lots of different POV’s and comps, but when I was finished I realized that I was shivering so badly I had to run a few laps along the beach to get warm again. Those moment of complete consentration is one of the reasons I love photography so much, I seldom completely relax other than these moments. I have a quite stressful job, and moments like that is worth a week of vacation in terms of getting your shoulders down.

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Question by vinney555: Norway famous landmarks?
i need some help i am doing a report what are some famouse landmarks in norway

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Answer by Elizabeth
Preikestolen http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preikestolen
Bryggen http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryggen
Arctic Cathedral http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_Cathedral
Nidaros Cathedral http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nidaros_Cathedral
Vigeland Sculpture Park http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vigeland_Park
Nordkapp http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Cape,_Norway
Stortinget http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parliament_of_Norway
Torghatten http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torghatten
Trollstigen http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trollstigen
Flåmsbana (not exactly a landmark) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fl%C3%A5msbana
The fjords: Geiranger, Hardanger, Sognefjord, etc

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3 comments on “Is there slave trade in Norway?

  1. Generally, it’s local women (usually in eastern Europe) that are sold into the sex trade in other countries. The movie Taken isn’t real, and things like that pretty much never happen to western tourists.

    Norway is extremely safe and there is very little personal crime here. Use common sense (don’t wander around intoxicated in dark parks late at night) and you should have no trouble. As the other answer says, women are sometimes brought from other countries to work in Norway due to high wages, but you won’t come into contact with them (or the people that brought them here).

  2. Sorry to disappoint but you won’t be getting any that way.

    Norway has a lot less crime than the US, and I could not think of a single case of abduction, let alone what you’re talking about.

    The murder rate last year was 34 in a population of over 4.5 million, compare that with say LA with 376 and a population of 3.9 million.

  3. The fjords.
    The stave churches (wooden churches from the early medieval period)
    Old Bergen (capital of Norway in the Middle Ages)
    Trondheim Cathedral (ancient coronation church of Norway’s kings
    Royal Palace in Oslo

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