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APRIL 2-5 / 2019 - MAINZ

PROSTITUTION:NEITHER SEX 

NOR WORK!

3rd WORLD CONGRESS AGAINST THE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF WOMEN AND GIRLS

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WHEN /

April 2-5, 2019 

WHERE /

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz - Germany

Philosophicum, Jakob-Welder-Weg 18

ABOUT THE EVENT /

 After Paris (2014) and New-Delhi (2017), CAP international and its 27 member organisations from 22 countries will hold their 3rd World Congress against the sexual exploitation of women and girls in Mainz.

This Congress is hosted by SOLWODI, German member organisation of CAP intl, Armut und Gesundheit e.V., and organised with the support and participation of the whole abolitionist movement in Germany.

The Congress will be opened by a Survivors’ Day on the 2nd of April in the afternoon. An extraordinary group of prostitution survivors from Germany and all over the world will call on German’s authorities to fully revisit their harmful public policies on prostitution. An international public conference will then gather, on the 3rd and 4th, 300 participants and 40 speakers from 30 countries, including:


- Survivors of prostitution and trafficking,
- Representatives of domestic, regional and international abolitionist NGOs
- Renowned academics and journalists
- Ministers and Members of Parliaments
- Representatives of Intergovernmental organisations

 

This public conference will address the realities of prostitution and sexual exploitation in the world, their severe impact on health, and their consequences on sexual violence and gender inequalities. It will also highlight the extremely preoccupying situation in Germany, the “brothel of Europe”. With this World Congress, the organizers aim to raise awareness and empathy in order to break the isolation, indifference, exploitation and discrimination faced by hundred of thousands victims of prostitution and trafficking for sexual exploitation.

International and German NGOs will formulate together concrete recommendations to put an end to the exceptionally high level of impunity enjoyed by sexual exploiters and abusers and to create the conditions for prostitution and exploitation-free societies.
 

SPEAKERS / 

PROGRAMME /

TUESDAY 2 APRIL

ARRIVALS AND SURVIVORS' DAY

4pm


Arrival in Mainz and greetings of the Survivors’ march, led by Rosen Hicher.

Mainz Hauptbahnhof / Central station


5pm to 7pm


Press conference by Survivors of prostitution from several continents:


Rosen Hicher (France); Marie Merklinger (Germany); Amelia Tiganus (Romania); Sandra Norak (Germany); Mickey Meji (South Africa); Cherie Jimenez (USA); Rachel Moran (Ireland); Marie Drouin (Canada)

French Institute / Schillerstraße 11, 55116 Mainz

WEDNESDAY 3 APRIL

PLENARY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

9.30am – 10am
 

Opening words by co-organisers

Sarah Benson, Chair of CAP intl (international)


Sr. Lea Ackermann, Founder and Chair of Solwodi (Germany) 


Prof. Dr. Gerhard Trabert, Chair of Armut und Gesundheit (Germany)

10 am – 11 am
 

Keynote introductions


Alice Schwarzer, Founder of EMMA (Germany), 


Sandra Norak, Survivor, Member of Sister e.V. (Germany) 

 

Pr. Dr. Elke Mack, Professor at the University of Erfurt Chairholder of the Department of Christian Social Ethics and Social Sciences (Germany)


BREAK


11.30am – 12.30pm


Panel 1: inherent sexual violence of prostitution and its impact on health

Moderation by Cherie Jimenez, Survivor, Founder of EVA center (USA)


Michaela Huber, Psychologische Psychotherapeutin, DGTD – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Trauma und Dissoziation, Fachtherapeutin in Psychotraumatologie (Germany) 


Dr. phil. Dipl.-Psych. Ingeborg Kraus, Psychologische Psychotherapeutin, Fachtherapeutin in Psychotraumatologie (Germany)


Rachel Moran, Founder of Survivor of Prostitution Abuse Calling for Enlightement (SPACE intl) (Ireland) 
 


LUNCH – 12.30 pm – 1.30pm

 


Panel 2: Last Girl First - Intersectionality of oppressions and overrepresentation of the most vulnerable women and girls in prostitution

Introduction and moderation by Ruchira Gupta, Founder and Chair of Apne Aap (India)


Prof. Dr. Gerhard Trabert: Vorsitzender des Vereins Armut und Gesundheit in Deutschland e.V.: Sexual exploitation of the poorest and most vulnerable women, and its impact on health


Amelia Tiganus, Survivor, activist, member of feminicidio.net (Romania): Responsibility of countries of destination in the sexual exploitation of the poorest women 


Mickey Meji: Survivor, Founder of KWANELE movement (South Africa): Prostitution at the crossroads of poverty, discrimination, sexism and racism 

BREAK


3.15pm – 4.30pm
 

Panel 3: Realities of prostitution and sexual exploitation in Germany

 

Marie Merklinger, Survivor:

The realities of prostitution and sexual exploitation in Germany 


Manfred Paulus, Kriminalkommissar a.D:

Prostitution and organised crime in Germany 


Melissa Farley, klinische Psychologin, Forscherin und

feministische Aktivistin für Anti-Prostitution:

Sex buyers in Germany 

4.30pm – 5.30pm
 

Panel discussion 4: German women’s rights movements against the prostitution system


Introduction and moderation by: Chantal Louis (EMMA)
Leni Breymaier, MdB, SPD
Inge Kleine, KOFRA e. V.
Inge Bell, Vice-President of Terre des Femmes

THURSDAY 4 APRIL 

PLENARY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

9.00am – 10.00am


 

Panel 5: Curbing the demand for trafficking for sexual exploitation in countries of destination

Moderation by Drisha Fernandes, Founder of Inciativa pro Equidad de Genero (Colombia)

Tatiana Kotlyarenko, Adviser on Anti-Human Trafficking Issues OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

 

Dalia Leinarte, Chair of the CEDAW committee


10.00am – 11.00am

Panel 6: Model legislation aimed at eliminating the exploitation of prostitution and trafficking for sexual exploitation

Moderation by Grégoire Théry, executive director of CAP intl
 

Per-Anders Sunesson, Ambassador at large for combatting trafficking (Sweden)
 

BREAK


11.15am – 12.15am
 

Panel 7: Perspectives and proposals from German Legislators

 

Presentation of the Mainz Erklärung by Sr. Lea Ackermann

 


 

12.30pm: closure of the plenary sessions
 

12.45pm : musical time by Menna Mulugeta

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