CSW61 // SEMINAR ON PROSTITUTION IN NEW YORK

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  Our Swedish member The National Federation of Immigrant Women Associations was one of the organizers of seminar on prostitution during #CSW61 in New York. Seminar took place on March 15th in Church of Sweden.   Panelists: 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

EU COALITION TO END VAWG: 8 MARCH STATEMENT

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Brussels, 7 March 2017, For immediate release: On 8 March 2017, International Women’s Day, Violence against women and girls: will Europe rise up in 2017? This year’s celebration of International Women’s Day on 8 March, comes as a new opportunity for the European Union to take action against violence against women. The European Commission has declared 2017 the European Year of focused action to combat violence against women and girls. A unique Coalition of more than 25 European-wide networks and NGOs dedicated to social justice and equality, the European Coalition to end violence against women and girls calls on the EU decision-makers to mark International Women’s Day with concrete actions.

IRELAND PASSES HISTORIC BILL ON PROSTITUTION

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Migrant feminist organisations and members of ENoMW such as Akidwa, Immigrant Council of Ireland, Doras Luimni welcome this new law, which they campaigned for in the last 8 years. 95% of women in prostitution are vulnerable migrants, and deserve to be exempt from penalties. Ireland follows a string of countries that adopted the Nordic model, such as Sweden, Norway and France, where sellers of sex are exempt but the buyers prosecuted. Read the Full Statement of Turn Off the Red Light Campaign Read about the Nordic Model on Prostitution

Libya: EU Focus on anti-smuggling will expose people to ill-treatment and arbitrary detention

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22 February European Network of Migrant Women joins over 70 organisations in a letter sent to EU heads of state and EU policymakers expressing concern about proposed EU cooperation with Libya The decision to transfer the responsibility for managing migratory movements along the central Mediterranean route to Libya will neither reduce human rights abuses, nor end smuggling. Instead, it will significantly increase harm and suffering.

EQUAL RIGHTS AND FAIR TREATMENT FOR MIGRANT WOMEN IN EUROPE

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EUROPEAN NETWORK OF MIGRANT WOMEN (ENOMW) is the only Europe-wide feminist umbrella organisation that directly represents the opinion of migrant & refugee women & girls at the European and International level. Our diverse membership includes the women of Arab, African, Asian, Latin American and Eastern European descent and extends to over 35 migrant women grass-root and advocacy groups in 20 European countries. OUR LATEST NEWS