European Network of Migrant Women

Submission to the Call for input to the report of the UNSRVAWG on prostitution and violence against women and girls

On 31 January 2024, ENoMW made a submission to the Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls to the Human Rights Council for the report on prostitution and violence against women and girls. The submission calls for a comprehensive abolitionist model, arguing that it provides greater rights and protections for women in prostitution compared to approaches that liberalise the industry. The submission also addresses various forms of prostitution, including online, forced marriages, and exploitation in refugee camps, emphasising the need for specialised support services and legal frameworks to protect victims and hold perpetrators accountable. Additionally, it criticises misleading terminology and emphasises the systemic denial of humanity in prostitution, concluding that achieving equality between women and men requires dismantling the symbolic violence associated with it. You can read our full submission below.

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ENoMW's input to UNSRVAWG

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