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How can sexual exploitation can be successfully combatted?

Over the course of two years, Julie Bindel conducted 250 interviews in almost 40 countries for her book "The Pimping of Prostitution." Bindel uncovered the lies, mythology and criminal activity that shroud this global trade, and suggests a way forward for the women seeking to abolish the oldest oppression with survivor Rachel Moran in this Roundtable conversation held at The Carter Center in October 2017.


6:49 am

Several years ago I live in Lubumbashi, a city of more than 5 million inhabitants, I have never discovered a community of women who call themselves sex workers. Women live through this trade. They live in slums, others in small rooms of hotels for the benefit of masters of hotels. It is also their children who suffer more than their mothers: they are neither educated nor protected against diseases. There are some who are victims of HIV / AIDS. Our field study has identified more than 6,000 professional women of unknown sex in state health or health services.

Karin Ryan
10:48 pm

Thank you for this comment. I am glad you watched the video. The term "sex worker" diminishes the reality of what women are put through in most cases. Unfortunately, many western human rights and women's organizations this this is a clever and empowering concept. I believe survivors who are fighting for real empowerment through abolition of prostitution and exit and care services for abused women and girls.

Private Member 1
12:49 am

violence against women and girls is an injustice of epic magnitude that succeeds in silence and blemishes our societies

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