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Statement on the Brussels’ Call Against Prostitution

Silvana Koch-Mehrin announced her support for the Brussels’ Call ‚Together for a Europe free from prostitution’: “I fully endorse the EWL campaign to end prostitution. As Member of the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, I continuously support policies aimed at eliminating  all forms of discrimination against women. Prostitution is a clear violation of a person’s dignity and human rights. It is incompatible with the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and poses a hidden threat to our society. It reinforces the dominant position of men over women and prohibits the building of an egalitarian and modern society.”

More information on the campaign can be found on the website of the European Women’s Lobby.