Position Papers

Policy Papers judge s hammer The common positions of the EWL membership set the agenda and the EWL line for all our policy work.

  • Motion on Prostitution and Trafficking (June 1998)

    Motion adopted at the 1998 General Assembly of the European Women’s Lobby.
    We state that:
    1. Prostitution and trafficking in women constitute a fundamental violation of women’s human rights.
    2. Prostitution and Trafficking in women should not be associated with the terms "forced" or "free".
    3. It should be recognised that "free choice" is a relative factor, situated at the intersection of economic, social, cultural and political options of women in a given society. Inequality severely (...) Read more


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