At the national level

  • News from Hungary: successful press conference to launch the campaign to end prostitution - 17 June 2011

    The Hungarian Women’s Lobby and the Dignity for All Movement organised a press conference on Friday 17 June at 10 a.m. in Budapest (Center for Independent Journalism, 1088 Budapest, Vas utca 6. I. em. 5.) on the occasion of the launch of the European Women’s Lobby’s campaign "Together for a Europe free from Prostitution."
    At the press conference, the EWL’s campaign clip was introduced, as well as the demands of a petition backed by 1.000 signatures entitled "10 points against child (...) Read more

  • News from France: festive evening to talk about pimps and prostitute-users in Rennes, 18 June 2011

    News from France: festive evening to talk about pimps and prostitute-users in Rennes, 18 June 2011

    On 18 June 2011, the French NGO Mouvement du Nid organised a festive and engaging event to talk about pimps and prostitute-users.
    This event took place on the sidelines of the Mouvement du Nid’s General Assembly in Rennes. People were invited to join the different activities: screening of films, debate, exhibition, etc. Amongst the various videos, the EWL campaign clip was screened and won acclaim. The French version of the EWL clip has been watched already some 25 000 times.
    More (...) Read more

  • Ireland considers legislation on Swedish model

    [Brussels, 04 January 2011] The EWL is delighted to learn that the Irish government is considering introducing legislation protecting women victims of the prostitutional system and targeting pimps and those who buy sex. Based on the highly successful Swedish model, such legislation works towards a society where equality between women and men is upheld as a fundamental right and value.
    Under current Irish law, prostitutes can face criminal charges for soliciting sex, as can pimps, but a man (...) Read more

  • EWL’s Pierrette Pape discusses the abolition of the system of prostitution

    EWL's Pierrette Pape discusses the abolition of the system of prostitution

    [Brussels, 28 January 2011] On 23 November 2010, the Belgian NGO CEFA organized a screening of the movie ‘Not for sale’ in the framework of a series of film-debates ‘Take back the night’. This was the occasion for a discussion surrounding the issue of prostitution, which is both little known and trivialized.
    Three speakers were invited to feed into the debate: Marie Vermeiren; ‘Not for sale’ director, Pascale Maquestiau, in charge of the campaign ‘Prostitution: at the intersection between sexual (...) Read more

  • A prostitute’s life: ’Whether it hurts the woman or not, the men don’t care’

    A prostitute's life: 'Whether it hurts the woman or not, the men don't care'

    [30 August 2010] Punched in the face, kicked down stairs, bitten, starved and beaten - women involved in prostitution in Ireland are increasingly at risk of violence. Does this rise in sexual aggression identify a link between degradation of women and the universal availability of hard pornography?
    THE NEWS that demand for prostitute services has been unaffected by the recession was hardly surprising. But like many conscience-free corporations, that hasn’t stopped the industry demanding (...) Read more

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