ILO + recommended reading from our members and partners

Dear partners and friends,
This month, CAP and 85 other NGOs working on women's rights and against sexual exploitation succesfully called on the International Labour Organisation to maintain an abolitionist perspective in its negotiations on setting standards on sexual harassment in the workplace.
We also have plenty of recommended reading (and watching) from our members and partners from across the world. 
With best wishes,
CAP International Secretariat

CAP International is a coalition of
23 frontline NGOs providing direct assistance to victims of sexual exploitation. 

International Labour Organisation: CAP Intl coordinates successful initiative by 85 abolitionist NGOs 
One of CAP Intl's four strategic campaigns works to advocate for access to decent work, in collaboration with its trade union allies. 
Within this context, we followed the International Labour Conference (ILC) which took place in early June in Geneva, Switzerland. There were developments in the ongoing negotiations on developing standard setting tools to combat violence and sexual harassment in the workplace.
85 NGOs working for women’s rights and against gender-based violence successfully called on the ILO Standard Setting Committee to refrain from using language of “sex work” or “sex workers” in the ILC Conclusions on ending violence and harassment in the world of work. Read the letter

CAP Intl member organisation Iniciativa Pro Equidad de Genero coordinated a comment and response to successfully block the proposal submitted by two Colombian unions. As an alliance of advocates, survivors of the sex trade and organizations dedicated to end human traffic and sexual exploitation in Colombia, from a human rights and gender equality perspective, they highlighted that the proposal was not representative of their country. On the contrary, it failed to recognize the very key issue of the Convention, which is understanding harassment as a form of gender based violence.

Video: Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) Development Talks
On 18 April, CAP International participated alongside its South African member, Embrace Dignity, in the SIDA Development Talks in Stockholm on “The story of sexual exploitation” within the context of the discussion “Human trafficking – the slavery of our time”. Watch the video recording. 

Recommended reading
 Ruhama, Ruhama launch their Annual Report for 2017, 18 June 2018
 Le Soir, La prostitution tue. Il est temps de comprendre pourquoi, 14 June 2018
 RCN Radio, Prostitución: por Yolanda Ruiz, 13 June 2018 
 Jerusalem Post, "Historic bill" would fight prostitution by fining johns for the first time, 13 June 2018
 RCN Radio, La cara oculta de la prostitución, 7 June 2018 
 AIM Group, Paris prosecutors investigate prostitution activity on VivaStreet, 4 June 2018
 Mouvement du Nid, Loi prostitution : La France a adopté le seul modèle efficace en Europe, 24 May 2018 
 L'Hétérie, L’idéologie ultra-libérale du « travail du sexe » à l’épreuve des faits et des réalités européennes ou internationales, 12 April 2018 
  Aantyaja: Indian Journal of Women and Social Change, Prostitution and its impact on Youth: Violence, Domination and Inequality, 26 March 2018 (Apne Aap journal)

 Voices 360, Why I Resigned from the South African "Sex Work" Movement (Embrace Dignity/Kwanele Survivors Movement), 12 June 2018

Events CAP members and partners are organising or participating in

Key:  = CAP Intl participates or organises = member event
 21 June | South Africa | Embrace Dignity co-organises: Prostitution/sex work: is it work and is it a choice?
 22 June | Geneva, Switzerland | CAP Intl speaks and co-sponsors: UN Human Rights Council side event organised by Associazione Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII (APG23) on “The Nordic (Equality) Model – a good practice to counter sexual exploitation and human trafficking”. 
 29-30 June  | Riga, Latvia | CAP Intl speaks: at Lampa Festival
 2 July | Stockholm, Sweden |Talita co-organises: Sexköpslagen 2.0 - Hur kan Sverige hålla sig i framkant i kampen mot prostitution och människohandel?
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