The Women in the Brothels of Europe Are Our Sisters!

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This is an article by brave activists and feminists in the Ukrainian, who used the European Day Against Trafficking in Persons for an abolitionist action they took to the German Embassy in the Ukraine. It has appeared on their Facebooksite … Weiterlesen

New Zealand, Germany: decriminalization and legalization, trafficking and sustainability. And smoke screens.

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In international sex industry marketing, New Zealand is touted as the “new model”. The “German model” has lost its usefulness as the sheer brutality resulting from implementing the sex industry’s demands can no longer be denied (not that pro-prostitution lobbyists … Weiterlesen

New Zealand. Sources.

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New Zealand is often touted as a kind, fair and good “sex work“ paradise. Let’s say – that might depend on a certain “conceptualization” of “paradise”.   Survivors’ statements:   Rae Story – Interview with prostitute survivor & feminist Rae … Weiterlesen

European Commission – complaint.

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This is an important message from Dr. Ingeborg Kraus, from Trauma and Prostitution: Dear Friends, I would like to begin this year with a message of hope. In Germany, we (the coalition „Stop Sexkauf“) decided to close-down all brothels within … Weiterlesen

Legal and trafficking and data and sources …

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A quick compilation in one place. 1 – Trafficking   Cho, Dreher, Neumayer, „Does Legalized Prostitution increase Human Trafficking?“ (Answer: Yes.)  https://eprints.lse.ac.uk/45198/1/Neumayer_Legalized_Prostitution_Increase_2012.pdf The data is mostly from Germany and The Netherlands, which have legalised/ decriminalised prostitution.   And:    Seo-Young … Weiterlesen

Data on women in prostitution in Germany: numbers, health, working conditions.

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The German state never tried to collect comprehensive data. This in itself speaks volumes. How can they ensure equality between women and men, and also „safety“ in prostitution, if they don’t even bother to collect any data? But the sex … Weiterlesen

Yes, women need international binding conventions and global laws. Letter to UN Special Rapporteur Dubravka Šimonović

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Published as submitted, in response to Ms. Šimonović’s „call for sumissions on the adequacy of the internatinal legal framework„, in her function as special rapporteur at the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner (OHCHR) To the Distinguished … Weiterlesen

Joint submission by Kofra, Abolition 2014 and Stop Sexkauf to UN Women

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Kofra – Kommunikationszentrum für Frauen is a women’s advocacy centre. Stop Sexkauf and Abolition 2014 are secular and feminist, advocating for the abolishment of prostitution via viable support for women in prostitution and the penalization of the buyer, as he … Weiterlesen

UN Documents and ‚decent work‘ – more resources for responses to UN Women

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In their call for submissions, UN Women mentions a number of documents: Question 1) The 2030 Agenda commits to universality, human rights and leaving nobody behind. How do you interpret these principles in relation to sex work/trade or prostitution? Question … Weiterlesen

UN Women response resources

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UN Women has asked a number of organisations to submit statements and information regarding „sex work, the sex trade and prostitution“. (See UN Women’s call for „consultation“ here.) Submissions deadline is 16 October 2016, to consultation@unwomen.org . Mails are to be titled: … Weiterlesen