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Congress registration, petition to enact the Equality Law and good news from Ireland
Dear partners and friends,

This week, we are happy to share further information on registration for the CAP Intl congress, a petition from our South African member Embrace Dignity, and advocacy news from our Irish member Ruhama. Have a look at the Useful Resources section for some of the latest news and developments from around the world.
Warm wishes,
CAP International Secretariat


Contents
- Get involved: register for congress & sign a petition
- Latest news and publications
- Useful resources
- Upcoming events and initiatives

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

Get involved
Register: Second World Congress Against the Sexual Exploitation of Women and Girls

Deadline for registration is 18 January 2017 (free, but mandatory). 


Got any questions? Email us at delhicongress2017@gmail.com.

Member petition: President J G Zuma: Enact the Equality Law to End Prostitution and Sex Trafficking

Please join Embrace Dignity, supported by Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, by signing this petition urgently calling on President Zuma and the South African government to enact the Equality Model legislation that will target the exploiters, including sex buyers, while providing protection and support to prostituted individuals.

Learn more and sign the petition on Change.org


Latest news and publications
Member news: Nordic Model passes vital stage in the Dail yesterday!

CAP Intl Irish member Ruhama are delighted that the Sexual Offences Bill 2015 passed the committee stage in the Dail yesterday. This bill will criminalise the purchase of sex and decriminalise individuals involved in prostitution including those on street.
Thanks to the Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald and all Ruhama's partners of the Turn Off The Red Light campaign, the bill will now go to report stage and will hopefully pass very soon. Share your support and take action at Turn off the Red Light.

 

Useful resources

 France - French Parliament urges French Government to recognize the Yazidi genocide and to seize the International Criminal Court through the United Nations Security Council, Yazda, 8 December
 Ireland - Nordic Model passes vital stage in the Dail today!, Ruhama Facebook post, 7 December
 Lebanon - Hold the celebrations: Abolishment of Lebanon's "rape law" not yet in the bag, Newsroom Nomad, 7 December
 USA - Donald Trump and the Sex Industry, Dignity Journal, December


Events CAP Intl & members are organising & attending

 14 Dec | Madrid, Spain | Malos Tratos: Acción Formativa: Prevención de violencia y explotación sexual de mujeres y niñas
 15 Dec | Paris, France | Fondation Scelles: Concours de plaidoiries des secretaires de la conference
 15 Dec | Paris, France | Mouvement du Nid | "Much loved", un ciné-débat
 9 - 11 Dec | Louisville, Kentucky, USA | CAP International attendsTrafficking/prostitution summit
 29 Jan - 1 Feb 2017 | New Delhi, India | CAP International organises: General Assembly and International Conference
 15 Feb 2017 | Mainz, Germany SOLWODIParlamentarischer Abend für SOLWODI

 
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