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Launch of European Campaign to END PROSTITUTION with video-clip by Patric Jean

Attn: News Editor

RE: Press Conference to launch Europe-wide campaign against prostitution

[Brussels, 08 June 2011] The European Women’s Lobby, the largest umbrella organisation of women’s associations in the European Union, is pleased to invite you to a press conference on 17 June 2011 to launch its Europe-wide campaign to put an end to prostitution, which it considers to be a form of violence and oppression. The press conference will see the unveiling of a thought-provoking video clip portraying a young male prostitute tending to the desires of a stream of women. The one-minute clip is the work of French film director Frédérique Pollet Rouyet and Belgian film director, Patric Jean, whose 2007 documentary ‘La domination masculine’ won critical acclaim. A range of other awareness-raising and campaign materials will also be unveiled. Speakers at the launch will include:

  • Alexandra Jachanova Dolezelova, Member of the Executive Committee of the EWL
  • Patric Jean, Film Director
  • Grégoire Théry, spokesperson for the Belgian NGO Sawa

Location: Social Platform, Square de Meeûs 18, 1050 Brussels
Date and time: 17 June 2011, 12:30-13:30
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