[Brussels, 6 December 2013] Next Tuesday, the European Parliament will vote on an important report for sexual and reproductive health and rights. Civil society and human rights organisations call (...)
[Brussels, 5 December 2013] The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) warmly welcomes the vote of the French Parliament yesterday, which adopted a law proposal aiming at abolishing the system of (...)
[Press release of Ruhama, Ireland, 4 December 2013] Ruhama strongly welcomes today’s landmark vote by the French National Assembly to enact an anti-sex trade bill which criminalises those who buy (...)
[Brussels, 27 November 2013] This week, the European Parliament’s Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) has adopted an amended version of the non-binding resolution on sexual and (...)
[Brussels, 25 November 2013] On the occasion of the International Day against violence against women, the European Commission has unveiled its new communication ’Towards the elimination of female (...)
[Brussels, 27 November 2013] This week, MEP Antonyia Parvanova (ALDE, Bulgaria) has presented the Legislative Initiative Report "Combating Violence against women" at the European parliament’s (...)
The deadline to submit written statements for CSW 58 is 25 October, 2013 Online Submission: Written statements from NGOs in consultative status will be accepted between 10 October to 25 October via CSO-Net
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For more than ten years now prostitution is just a job like any other in Germany.
The results – dramatic
Living conditions of women in prostitution – worse than ever.
The trade in women into forced prostitution – increased dramatically.
Germany – a center of that trade.
The losers – the women in prostitution
Most of them
- work without a contract, without any kind of safety
- are exploited, work under pressure or compulsion
- drink alcohol or take drugs whilst fulfilling their (...)
Equality Now and 97 anti-trafficking organizations worldwide (including the EWL), many of which are survivor-led, are gravely concerned about two reports released last year with the backing of the United Nations (UN) and which are being seen as official UN policy. These reports not only make recommendations in direct opposition to international human rights standards, but also largely ignore the experiences and views of survivors of prostitution and sex trafficking.
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