Who we are
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The Coalition for the Abolition of Prostitution (CAP International) is an advocacy vehicle for frontline NGOs and a global convener for change.
- eliminate sexual exploitation of women and girls;
- deliver effective protection, support and exit options to prostituted persons and victims of trafficking;
- empower frontline services and survivors of prostitution.
The 23 members of CAP International provide direct assistance to victims of prostitution and sexual exploitation in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, the Middle-East and Africa. Our members work with, or are founded by, survivors of prostitution.
CAP international empowers its members in their capacity to obtain progressive legal reforms in their countries and to be heard internationally.
To do so, its members, with the expertise of its Secretariat, define the strategy and priorities of CAP international. Our General Assembly and Board are indeed composed only with elected representatives of our member organizations. CAP international is thus an international abolitionist organization effectively driven by its domestic NGO members.
CAP international members advocate for policies based around five core principles:
- Decriminalisation of prostituted persons;
- Protection, support and exit options for all prostituted persons;
- No impunity for traffickers, pimps and sex buyers;
- Criminalisation of the purchase of all sexual acts;
- Training for professionals, prevention measures and education for young people.
WE FOCUS OUR WORK AROUND FOUR STRATEGIC CAMPAIGNS
Our 23 members are the driving force of our coalition, and are based in 18 countries across the globe. They make up CAP International’s General Assembly and vote on the budget, and strategic priorities, and elect the Board every two years.
Our Board is the key decision making body made up of nine individuals, each representing one member organisation.
Our International Secretariat, with headquarters in Paris and an operational office in Brussels, liaises with members and the Board, implementing Board decisions and facilitating communication with our members.
Annual Report 2016
Read an overview of our activities in 2016.
We are generously supported by contributions from private individuals and private foundations.
Mobilising in solidarity
CAP International stands in solidarity with all of the exceptional women who speak out against sexual exploitation and violence. In particular, we would like to honour Nadia Murad Bassee, survivor of sexual slavery under ISIS, for her advocacy calling for an end to the Yazidi genocide committed by ISIS.
CAP international’s second World Congress Against Sexual Exploitation was held in solidarity with, and dedicated to, Yazidi women and girls held captive and sexually enslaved by Daesh.