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Summary report, CSW61 events, new frontline members join CAP Intl, Ireland passes abolitionist law
Dear partners and friends,

Exactly one month on from the energising Last Girl First Congress, we are excited to share an express Summary Report outlining the congress movement building activities and outcomes.


You will also find information on two events organised by CAP Intl at the upcoming CSW61 in New York, an introduction to our three new CAP Intl members from Colombia, Mexico & the USA, news from our members in Ireland on the passing of the Sexual Offenses Bill, and a useful publication (EN/ES) from our members in Colombia. 

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CAP International Secretariat

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Last Girl First Summary Report: Strengthening a global movement committed to a world free from sexual exploitation

Exactly one month on, we are pleased to share with you the congress Summary Report: Strengthening a global movement committed to a world free from sexual exploitation!



CAP Intl events at Commission on the Status of Women 61


Co-sponsored by the governments of France and Sweden, this CAP Intl-organised event will bring together Åsa Regnér, Swedish Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality; Laurence Rossignol, French Minister for Families, Childhood and Women’s rights; presentations from several CAP Intl frontline member organisations; Cherry Smiley, Founder of Indigenous Women Against Sex Industry (Canada) and more.

This parallel event will give the floor to CAP Intl's frontline member organisations to present what the Last Girl looks like in their countries and what their frontline services are doing to stop the sexual exploitation of women and girls.

Meet our new CAP Intl members
We're excited to announce that the CAP Intl General Assembly voted in 3 new members last month:
Comision Unidos vs Trata (Mexico)
Comisión Unidos vs Trata has the vision of eradicating Human Trafficking n Mexico and Latin America, especially the sexual exploitation of women and girls. We advance with a three fold mission: In designing and implementing prevention and education strategies,in the rescue, protection, rehabilitation and education of victims of this crime, and in over-seeing that the laws that sanction criminals and protect the victims of human trafficking are applied and strengthened. Comisión is committed to make the full circle of exploitation of women and girls visible: The trafficker, the intermediary and the consumer, and to lobby for the full criminalization of the exploiters as well as for the decriminalization, protection, restitution and rehabilitation of their victims. 

EVA Center (USA)
The EVA Center is a survivor led, social justice oriented program whose mission is to empower women who have experienced sexual exploitation, (prostitution, sex trafficking), to find solutions to the issues they face and exit the commercial sex industry. We also work to challenge public perceptions and strongly advocate for specialized, survivor led, strength based programming that increases awareness of the many socio-economic and situational factors contributing to women's and girls entry into the sex trade.

Iniciativa Ciudadana Equidad de Genero (Colombia)

The Iniciativa is an alliance of advocates, women in prostitution, survivors of the sex trade and organizations dedicated to end sexual exploitation in Colombia, South America. We strategically strengthen the ongoing work of leaders and survivors, inform civil society and authorities, and produce contributions for legislative and socio-cultural change in a context of post armed conflict. The Iniciativa also works towards ensuring that human rights of victims are respected, that accountability for sexual exploitation is secured and that efforts in changing society’s unequal practices and beliefs are undertaken.

Latest news & publications from our members
Ruhama strongly welcomes legislation to criminalise the sex buyer, and decriminalise those selling sex in Ireland
Congratulations to our member and partner organisations in Ireland for their work in passing the Sexual Offenses Bill! Read our member Ruhama's press release

Iniciativa Ciudadana Equidad de Genero publishes 10 Differences Between Sexual exploitation and Sex Work
Available in English: 10 Differences Between Sexual exploitation and Sex Work
Disponible en espanol: 10 diferencias entre el enfoque de "trabajo Sexual" y el Enfoque de explotación sexual en la prostitución.


Events CAP Intl & members are organising & attending

 3, 4, 5 March | Lyon, France | Mouvement du Nid: Trois rencontres avec Rosen Hicher
 8 March | Toulon, France | Mouvement du Nid: Projection des "Survivantes de la prostitution" à la Faculté de Droit de Toulon
 8 March | Lille, France | Mouvement du Nid: Conférence sur la résilience, avec Laurence Noëlle, survivante de la prostitution
 8 March | France | Mouvement du Nid: "Filles du Paradis" au théâtre Le Hangar de Chalette-sur-Loing
 9 March | Paris, France | Fondation Scelles: Concours de plaidoiries des secretaires de la conference
 12 March | Germany | SOLWODI: Frauen verdienen...Frieden
 13 - 24 March | New York City, USA | CAP International and members attendCommission on the Status of Women 61
 14 March | New York City, USA | CAP International organises: Last Girl First: Ending sexual exploitation of discriminated women and girls
14 March | New York City, USA | CAP International organises with co-sponsorship of French and Swedish governments: When victims matter: ending demand for prostitution and trafficking for sexual purposes
 14 March | Mont-Saint-Martin, France | Mouvement du Nid: Conférence et débat sur les causes et les conséquences de la prostitution
 16 March | Marseille, France | Mouvement du Nid: Faire de la prévention sur la prostitution dans les centres de dépistages, avec le CeGIDD de Marseille
 30 March | Perpignan, France | Mouvement du Nid: Perpignan : une soirée dédiée à la lutte contre le système prostitutionnel
 25 April | Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany |  SOLWODI: Menschenhandel in form von Zwangsprostitution
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