DDA partner, Rachel Moran of SPACE, supports decriminalizing prostitution – but not in the way advocated by the recent New York Times article.
“To curb prostitution, punish those who buy sex rather than those who sell it,” he says, citing evidence from DDA partner Rachel Moran of SPACE.
Thanks to our partner, Marta, and its leader Iluta Lāce spearheading civil society advocacy efforts, the Latvian government has agreed to sign the Council of Europe’s Convention to prevent and combat violence against women and domestic violence. The treaty entered into force in 2014.
“Irresponsible journalism resurfaced with the Times‘ magazine publication of Emily Bazelon’s feature piece, Should Prostitution be a Crime?,” says Taina Bien-Aime, Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women.
Congratulations to our partner on winning this award!
“Buying Sex Should Not Be Legal” – a powerful op-ed by our partner Rachel Moran, executive director of SPACE International:
Our Nepalese partner, the Forum for Women, Law and Development in Kathmandu, has set up a fund for emergency relief following the devastating earthquake in Nepal. 100% of all contributions to Donor Direct Action for this fund will go directly to Kathmandu to help victims address urgent survival needs.
Rachel Moran’s Journey through Prostitution Rachel Moran came from a troubled family background. Taken into State care at fourteen, she became homeless and fell into…
The United Nations organization tasked with advancing the status of women worldwide refrains from using the word “prostitution” in its policy work and instead prefers “sex worker.”
Read the article in PassBlue.
During the conference Prevention of Violence – Precondition for Economic Empowerment of Women (Riga, 3rd March 2015) the participants representing women’s organisations and non-governmental organizations from a number of countries developed a series of recommendations within the scope of UN Millenium Development Goals and post-2015 sustainable development agenda. The main focus was the prevention of different forms of violence against women, a necessary precondition to empower women, guarantee their human rights and unlock their full potential to contribute to the economy.
Ruchira Gupta will deliver the University of Maine School of Law’s fourth annual Justice for Women Lecture on March 19, 2015. Watch her interview on 207|Maine News