Prostitution is not work. It is not sex and it is definitely not “sex work”. It is violence against women, an obstacle to gender equality and a crime against women’s human rights. På CSW61, FN:s kvinnokommissions toppmöte i New York, anordnar Unizon eventet om prostitution tillsammans med en rad andra organisationer.
Prostitution is not work. It is not sex and it is definitely not “sex work”. It is violence against women, an obstacle to gender equality and a crime against women’s human rights.
Wrongly turning sexual slavery into “sex work” goes against empowering women and girls. Any system that is built upon the notion that men have the right to buy women and girls only empowers men.
Eliminating the prostitution and pornography industry is necessary in order to achieve gender equality. The women and girls in the prostitution and porn industry have the right to live free from violence.
The NGO CSW has denied several organizations to host seminars on prostitution and pornography. This is why we, a number of organizations have united to host the event Prostitution –not a choice not a job.
Date: 15th of March, 13.00-15.00 pm
Location: Church of Sweden, 5 East 48th Street, New York
► Julie Bindel, writer, feminist, and co-founder of the law-reform group Justice for Women
► Gail Dines, Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts
► Cherie Jimenez, Space International
► Per-Anders Sunesson, Ambassador at Large for Combating Trafficking in Persons, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
Moderator: Clara Berglund, Secretary General of the Swedish Women’s Lobby
Hosted by the Swedish CSW-network: Unizon, Swedish Women’s lobby, Roks, the National Organisation for Women’s Shelters and Young Women's Shelters in Sweden, Neither Whore Nor Subdued, Women Organisation of Sweden, the Girl Child Platform, The National Federation of Immigrant Women Associations, Swedish Women of the Left.
Facebook-event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1194021540715180/
- Flyer for the event pdf, 50.63 KB