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CAP International's external newsletter is back!

After several months of interruption, CAP International's newsletters are back! This newsletter will therefore be back in your mail every third Monday of the month. 

This month, in order to make up for lost time, we have decided to take a look back at the important events that took place within our coalition this autumn. 
About us
CAP International is a coalition of 33 frontline NGOs providing direct assistance to victims of sexual exploitation in 26 countries. 
     
       Table of contents 
  • Latest news from the Coalition 
  • CAP members mobilised during the COVID-19 crisis 
  • Congratulations to our grassroots NGOs ! 
  • Food for Thought 
  • Contribute to our newsletter
Latest news from the Coalition 
    



       




 
Google (Android 11) On October 2020, Talita Mongolia has been selected by the U.S. Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP), to partner with the U.S. and Mongolian Governments in their fight against trafficking in human beings for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
Through 
this four year strategic partnership, they will be able to share their field expertise on this particular matter.

     

   
   

Google (Android 11) The Klaipeda Social and Psychological Center's (Lithuania) staff and  volunteers organised, on October 18th, on the occasion of the International Anti-Trafficking day 2020, a public event-performance to raise awareness on trafficking in human beings for the purpose of sexual exploitation and prostitution of women and girls under the CAP International's "Last Girl First" campaign
This campaign aims at shedding light on the overrepresentation of women and girls from the most marginalised communities in prostitution. Watch the video of the performance here
For more information about the "Last Girl First" campaign, follow our instagram here

           
 
      

 

Google (Android 11) In Germany, our member Solwodi co-organised nation wide demonstrations during the week of 23 October 2020, against the re-opening of brothels in Germany. Human rights organisations and citizens took the streets in many German cities.
Their message was clear:
Close the brothels!
Protect the women!
Give them money to get out!
Introduce the Nordic model!

CAP members on the frontlines during the Covid-19 crisis
Our member organisations are fully mobilised in support of prostituted persons during the pandemic.
 
➤ In India, our member Apne Aap has provided more than 3 million meals to 60,000 women and children trapped in the red litgh areas since the beginning of the lockdown under their 1MillionMeals campaign. 
This campaign insists on the fact that "every Last Girl should get food, clothing, shelter, for basic needs are human rights." 


            




➤ In Lebanon, KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation provided socio-legal advice to women in prostitution through their helpline. The organisation is also providing financial assistance, emergency shelter, and medical support to victims of prostitution, including giving access to Covid19 tests.

              






 
 ➤ In the USA, Breaking Free provided hot meals and basic necessities for women and girls in prostitution and their families. Their shelters serve 55 families during the crisis.

             



      
          
You can find more information about our members' actions during the COVID-19 crisis on our website !
!Keep connected during the pandemic
 
☛ Watch in replay our members' webinars from the past months :
 
On the occasion of the International Day of the Girl on October 11th, Apne Aap (India) organised a virtual conversation between Ruchira Gupta and Gloria Steinem to celebrate the Last Girl awards honoring champions against sex-trafficking. 
Watch the replay 
here.

 
 On the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2020 on October 17th, LA CLES (Canada) organised a round table about the "obstacles faced by women in prostitution or wishing to leave prostitution in times of pandemic - possible solutions". Watch the round table here
  
           
  
     
 
☛ Don't miss the upcoming webinars : 

 
⭐ On Thursday November 19th, from 11 to 12 pm, a webinar called "Shifting the burden of criminality : An analysis of the Irish sex trade in the context of prostitution law reform" will be held, in order to promote the Nordic Model. 

Hosted by UCD’s Geary Institute for Public Policy, this event is an opportunity to become more informed about Ireland’s sex trade and will provide important insights into the impacts of recent legislative reform in this area. 
You can register
here




 
⭐ On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, many abolitionist organisations will mobilise to recall the violence caused by sexual exploitation. In Canada, The Vancouver Rape Relief & Women's Shelter will be holding an event for the "Montreal Massacre Memorial 2020 : a series of Video conversations" from November 25th to December 6th. Most of the talks will address violence experienced by women in prostitution. 
You can find more information
here.  

 


 


  





 
 
Our members rewarded  ! 
 
 On October 5th, the Fundación Cepaim awarded a prize to the Comisión para la Investigación de Malos Tratos a Mujeres (Spain) for their Alternative Care Programme for Women in Prostitution. The award is a recognition of "good practices in diversity management, for implementing measures, tools and activities valuing diversity within the management of services adapted to the needs of society". 

The Mouvement du Nid was rewarded by the Delegation of Women's Right of the French Senate for their commitment towards women victims of the prostitution system in France. Read the speech of the ceremony in french here

The Russian Crisis Center for Women's team  has reached the final of the Case Championship in NGO Management "Of course!", for solving difficult management problems in the field of NGOs. 
Food for thought

Abolitionist podcasts
 

Maiti Nepal  has set up "Maiti ko Sandesh", a webradio program that raises a voice against trafficking in human beings for the purpose of sexual exploitation. This program is broadcasted on Radio Kantipur 96.1 MHZ every Wednesday at 6 pm and available on Maiti Nepal's youtube page.

The program depicts real stories about the life of girls victims of trafficking in human beings for the purpose of sexual exploitation, and their daily struggles. 

You can listen to every episode of "Maiti ko Sandesh" here

  

 

 
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