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CAP Intl at CSW61, videos 
& useful resources
Dear partners and friends,

During CSW61 this year, at the UN Security Council, Swedish Minister of Women's Rights Asa Regner said:
Prostitution can never be regarded as a job. Prostitution is exploitation.

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CAP International is a coalition of
18 frontline NGOs providing direct assistance to victims of sexual exploitation. 
CAP Intl welcomes her statement - it highlights the increasingly strong international diplomatic efforts to work together to end the sexual exploitation of women and girls worldwide.
In this newsletter, watch member representatives outline the situation of prostitution in their countries, read about our activities during CSW61 as well as useful resources on the push for the Equality Law in South Africa, the passing of the abolitionist law in Ireland, and the backing of abolitionist policy by the Scottish National Party.

In solidarity,
CAP International Secretariat


Videos: CAP Intl representatives on their countries' situations
Thanks to CAP Intl French member Mouvement du Nid for sharing short videos of CAP Intl members' country situations in Lebanon, South Africa, Mexico!

CAP Intl side event
CAP Intl planned the first official abolitionist side event co-sponsored by the French and Swedish governments in the UN headquarters, and a parallel event at the NGOCSW Forum.
However, we had the unfortunate luck of having both events scheduled for Tuesday 14th March, the exact day that the city (including UN headquarters) shut down because of blizzard conditions!

Despite this, the French permanent mission to the UN opened its doors, so an improvised side event took place with the participation of the Swedish and French ministers for women's rights and the French permanent representative to the UN. CAP Intl members provided short intros on the situations in their countries and on their work.


Useful resources
 International Business Times, "Mandela would have supported us": South African feminists fight to abolish the sex trade", 28 March 2017. 
 Prostitution et Societe, "Une force abolitionniste à la convention des droits des femmes de l’ONU", March 2017 (FR).
 Dublin Live, "Pimps, buyers and traffickers targeted in new Sexual Offences Bill", 27 March 2017.
 iNews, "SNP backs changes to Scotland's prostitution laws", 17 March 2017.


Events CAP Intl & members are organising & attending

Key:  = member event = CAP Intl event

 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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