After Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Canada, Northern Ireland and France, Ireland adopts the legislation that removes the offence of soliciting and ends the impunity of the sex-buyers by criminalizing the purchase of sex act. The Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2015 was passed last night by a majority of parliamentarians. The Scelles Foundation is pleased with this new abolitionist victory and welcomes the associations, activists survivors, parliamentarians and civil society organizations that have succeeded in achieving this result after years of struggle.
In the framework of his awareness actions, the Fondation Scelles President, Yves Charpenel, the 1st public prosecutor at the Cassation Court, attends today the seminar which is organized by the Mouvement du Nid-Loiret on the theme: “Cyber-harrassment, hyper-sexualization, pornography.
The first 2 days have began with deeply emotional and informative testimonies from survivors and the most vulnerable women and girls, followed by a precise assessment of the realities of prostitution and sexual exploitation in the SAARC region. Today, the World Congress against sexual exploitation gathered representatives of trade unions, parliamentarians and institutions officials, youth and students movements, and actors of the new technologies sector.
“We must be the change that we want to see”. Sarah Benson opened the World Conference in New Delhi against prostitution with the famous quote by Mohandas Gandhi and added “we can’t ignore what we know about prostitution and its impacts”, and we must gather all the ideas and motivation to take action.