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Prostitution and trafficking in women: Croatian, French and German experiences

CROATIA / Zagreb

3 December 2018, 3 pm – 6 pm

Kino Europa, Varšavska 3, Zagreb

Center for Women War Victims – ROSA from Zagreb and Women’s Association „IZVOR“ from Tenja, in partnership with the French Embassy to Croatia, are organizing a round table on the following issue: “Prostitution and trafficking in women: what are the key legislative approaches to prostitution and what are their impact in the society?”

Prostitution is a social issue where countries, even within Europe, have implemented extremely diverse legal arsenals. Moreover, in recent years, several European countries have significantly changed their approach toward prostitution. Germany, for instance, has chosen to legalize prostitution in January 2002, while France has passed a law that decriminalize persons in prostitution and criminalize buyers of sex in April 2016. A few years after these new legislation frameworks have been implemented, what lessons can be drawn in France and in Germany? How could this comparative analysis contribute to feed the debate in Croatia?

The aim of this event is to emphasize the reality of position of women in prostitution, by highlighting the relationship between prostitution and trafficking of women but also the consequences on the physical and psychological health of women in prostitution. For this purpose, a documentary film by Christian P. Stracke’s „Bordell Deutschland“ will be screened at the beginning of the discussion.

French Ambassador to Croatia Corinne Meunier and Ombudswomen for Gender Equality Višnja Ljubičić will give introductory speeches. Continuer la lecture