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Join EWL at "Last girl first" in India! 2nd World Congress against the sexual exploitation of women and girls

[Brussels, 8 December 2016] In January 2017, the European Women’s Lobby will be in India! We will participate to the 2nd World Congress against the sexual exploitation of women and girls, organised by CAP International and its Indian member organisation, Apne Aap. We will also co-host a workshop on Youth movements for the abolition of prostitution.

Entitled "Last girl first", the Congress will take place in New Delhi, from 29 January to 31 January 2017. It will gather 250 civil society representatives, leaders and decision makers from 30 countries and 5 continents, including survivors of prostitution, representatives of the most marginalized women and girls (indigenous, low caste, migrant, minorities and women of colour), youth and student movements, trade unions, representatives from the new technologies sector, and members of parliaments.

EWL workshop, co-hosted with CAP, will look at the new generation of abolitionist leaders which is emerging in many countries. Young people are more mobilised than ever for two reasons: because they are the first affected and harmed by the sex industry, and because they actively believe in and promote a contemporary conception of equality and sexuality that is not compatible with women’s subordination to male privileges, economic power and domination. Youth speakers will be: representatives of youth feminist organisations, activists from youth organisations dedicated to tackling the sex trade, young survivors, and young workers from abolitionist frontline organisations.

Speakers of the workshop, on Tuesday 31 January, will be:

  • Raphaëlle Rémy-Leleu, spokesperson of Osez le féminisme (France)
  • Meghan Donevan, representative of Freethem (Sweden)
  • Representative, Sin Trata (Mexico)
  • Alejandra Torres, youth representative (Spain)
  • Shanie Roy, young survivor of prostitution (Canada)
  • Nana Taw, Media Associate, Apne Aap (India)
  • Khushboo Mishra, Programme Associate, Apne Aap (India)

To find out more about the Congress, to register (by 18/01) and join us, please visit the Congress webpage!

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