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  • The issue of prostitution at European level

    The systems of prostitution exist in all EU Member States, through different forms and extent. The legal approach to the system of prostitution varies according to countries and policy stances.
    There are nowadays three main approaches to the system of prostitution: Regulationism: prostitution is a job, procuring is decriminalised (Germany, the Netherlands) Abolitionism: prostitution is considered as violence against women, procuring and prostitute-users are criminalised (Sweden, Norway, (...) Read more

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EWL event "Progress towards a Europe free from all forms of male violence" to mark the 10th aniversary of the Istanbul Convention, 12 May 2021.

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