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CAP Intl events at CSW61
Dear partners and friends,
 

On International Women's Day, we are happy to share flyers and speaker information for two events CAP International will be organising during CSW61 next week:
- the first abolitionist official side event co-sponsored by the governments of France and Sweden;
- a parallel event giving the floor to CAP Intl's member organisations to share realities of prostitution from the ground.

Plus information on events organised by our members!


In solidarity,
CAP International Secretariat

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19 frontline NGOs providing direct assistance to victims of sexual exploitation. 
CAP Intl events at Commission on the Status of Women 61
Co-sponsored by the governments of France & Sweden, CAP Intl organises side event: 

Co-sponsored by the governments of France and Sweden, two countries which have adopted similar ambitious and comprehensive policies regarding prostitution, this CAP Intl-organised event is the first abolitionist official side event. Information on speakers and their focus areas:
Ending exploitation of prostitution: a fundamental component of States’ policies to eliminate all forms of violence against women and to promote gender equality, opening remarks by:
Ms. Åsa Regnér, Swedish Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality
Ms. Laurence Rossignol, French Minister for Families, Childhood and Women’s rights 
Prostitution – a form of sexual exploitation

Ms. Sissela Kyle, actress and gender equality debater
Profile of persons in prostitution and victims of trafficking for sexual purposes reached by CAP international members in 14 countries
Sarah Benson, chair of CAP intl, CEO of Ruhama, Ireland
Ghada Jabbour, director on THB at KAFA, Lebanon
Drisha Fernandez, coordinator of Iniciativa Ciudadana, Colombia
Sandrine Goldschmidt, communications officer at Mouvement du Nid, France
Over-representation of indigenous women and minorities in prostitution (CSW 61 focus area)
Ms. Cherry Smiley, Co-founder of Indigenous Women Against Sex Industry (Canada)
Presentation of French 2016 framework legislation combatting the system of prostitution and protecting its victims
Ms. Danielle Bousquet, Chair of the High Council for Equality between Women and Men (HCEFH)
Moderation by Mr.Per-Anders Sunesson, Swedish ambassador at large for combating trafficking in persons


CAP Intl organises parallel event:

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:
Sexual exploitation of Afro-American, runaway and homeless youth in the USA

Cherie Jimenez, USA, Founder and Director of EVA center, survivor of prostitution 
Necole Daniels, USA, Founder and Director of Survivors on the Move
Over-representation of indigenous women and girls in prostitution in Canada
Dr Robyn Bourgeois, Canada, Indigenous (Cree) Activist, Author and Teacher
Trafficking of domestic and Central American women and girls in Mexico
Rita Hernandez, Mexico, Director of Comision Unidos Contra Trata
Trafficking and sexual exploitation of migrant women in the German legal “sex industry”
Roshan Heiler, Germany, Head of programme at Solwodi
Trafficking and sexual exploitation of Nigerian and Eastern Europe migrant women in France
Fanny Sanchez, France, Programme officer, Mouvement du Nid (France)
Sexual exploitation of the most vulnerable women and girls in South Africa
Grizelda Grootboom, South Africa, Survivor, Programme associate, Embrace Dignity (South Africa)
A worldwide overview of the over-representation of indigenous women and girls in prostitution

Yves Charpenel, France, President of Fondation Scelles
Moderation by Sarah Benson, chair of CAP intl, or Grégoire Théry, director of CAP intl


CAP Intl members' events at CSW


Events CAP Intl & members are organising & attending

Key:  = member event = CAP Intl event

 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
 13 March | New York City, USA | Fondation Scelles (with CATW, CAP Intl, SPACE): Strategies to address prostitution and trafficking
 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
 16 March | New York City, USA | Women@thewell: Does Full Decriminalisation of the Sex Trade Lead to Women's Empowerment? 4:30-6:00pm.
 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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