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The EWL will be discussing trafficking and prostitution at the Commission on the Status of Women, New York, 4-15 March 2013

[Brussels, 7 February 2013] Trafficking in women and prostitution will be two issues that the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is going to discuss while in New York, during the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

EWL President Viviane Teitelbaum has been invited to speak at a European Commission’s side event on "Trafficking of women and girls as a form of violence against women: the EU response", on Wednesday 6th March 2012, from 11:30 to 12:45 am, in Room D.

On Wednesday 6 March too, at 6.15pm, at the Chapel, 1st floor, of the Church Center for the UN, the EWL is proposing a side event on "Violence against women and prostitution: protecting women’s rights in Europe and worldwide", together with Equality Now, Concertation des luttes contre l’exploitation sexuelle (CLES), Québec, Canada, Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI), Ireland, and National Alliance of Women’s Organisations (NAWO), UK.
It is based on their experience and values, on the reality of prostitution on the ground and on the impact of the trivialization of prostitution on women’s rights, that those NGOs call on decision-makers to address the issue of prostitution and promote an abolitionist policy on the issue, as a progressive and realistic way to put an end to this form of VAW and reach equality between women and men.

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