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EWL’s Pierrette Pape discusses the abolition of the system of prostitution

[Brussels, 28 January 2011] On 23 November 2010, the Belgian NGO CEFA organized a screening of the movie ‘Not for sale’ in the framework of a series of film-debates ‘Take back the night’. This was the occasion for a discussion surrounding the issue of prostitution, which is both little known and trivialized.

Three speakers were invited to feed into the debate: Marie Vermeiren; ‘Not for sale’ director, Pascale Maquestiau, in charge of the campaign ‘Prostitution: at the intersection between sexual and economic exploitation’ at Le Monde selon les Femmes; and Pierrette Pape, Policy Officer at the European Women’s Lobby. A good opportunity to also draw attention to the potential opening of so-called ’eros-centres’ in Brussels and Liège…

The article by Pierrette Pape is available here [in French]:

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