Prostitution and pornography - not a choice nor a job - Unizon på Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality

Datum: 16 april 2018 11:0012:30
Ort: Stockholm
Plats: Stockholm City Conference Center, Norra latin, Drottninggatan 71b

Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality är en global jämställdhetskonferens som arrangeras av Svenska Institutet och Utrikesdepartementet i samarbete med Sida och Folke Bernadotteakademin. 

Den 16:e april klockan 11:00-12:30 arrangerar Unizon och CAP International eventet Prostitution and pornography - not a choice nor a job

How to respond to the buying and selling of women’s bodies in the sex industry and prostitution system is exercising policy makers around the globe. Momentum is gathering behind what is known as the Swedish model: decriminalise selling sex, support and exit programmes for those in prostitution, and criminalise the purchase of sexual acts. The premise of this policy is that in striving for a gender-equal society, men should not be able to buy women’s bodies.

This approach recognises that in every context, the vast majority of those selling sex are women and girls, and those buying are men. Furthermore, prostitution and mainstream pornography is violence against women.

Pioneered in Sweden in 1999 as part of a strategic approach to violence against women, versions of the model are now in place in Norway, Iceland, Northern Ireland, France, the Republic of Ireland and Canada. How can we secure that efforts against prostitution and pornography is included on national and international policies on violence against women?

Organizer: Unizon & CAP International

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