EWL publications and articles

EWL position paper ‘Towards a Europe free from all forms of male violence against women’ (2010)

This position paper constitutes the basis for the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) and its members to develop advocacy work on the issue of male violence against women at European and national level. It highlights the EWL position on the issue and presents its recommendations towards a Europe free form all forms of male violence against women.

Nordic-Baltic Pilot Project: Support and Assist Women Victims of Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation (2008)

A Pilot Project, including NGOs and government agencies from the eight Nordic and Baltic countries, working together to develop the best possible models to support and assist women who are trafficked, placing the needs of women at the centre of all activities.

More information here.

Nordic-Baltic Pilot Project: Trafficking in Women for Sexual Exploitation (2008)

The Links Between Prostitution and Sex Trafficking. A Briefing Handbook (2006)

The handbook may be used as a resource for writing, for education, for work with women and men who wish to combat trafficking and to curb the growth of the sex industry, whether locally or globally. It can also be used as an information resource for those dealing with media – many of whom fail to focus on the essential ‘ demand ’ factor, preferring instead to keep their gaze on the woman in prostitution or provide a partisan voice for those who promote the alleged “ right to prostitute ” and romanticize prostitution as “ sex work,” in essence defending the vested interests of the sex industry.

More languages and more information here.

The EWL has studied the effects of the two main legislative approaches on persons in prostitution and on the scope of trafficking in human beings in those countries.

You can download below the EWL articles on:

- ’The effects of different legislative approaches to prostitution on persons in prostitution and society in general’

- ’The effects of different legislative approaches to prostitution on trafficking in human beings’

The following EWL article, entitled ’Prostitution is violence against women – let’s refuse to be any part of it!’, demonstrates how the system of prostitution is a form of violence against women in itself and gives many facts and figures about the different forms of male violence faced by women in prostitution, and the role of men.

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EWL event "Progress towards a Europe free from all forms of male violence" to mark the 10th aniversary of the Istanbul Convention, 12 May 2021.

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