The exploitation of the prostitution of others should not be debated, it should be combated. It is time to abolish sexual exploitation. CAP International launches a pedagogical campaign for Spanish speaking countries explaining these commitments, as we celebrate the International day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
More than 70 years of activism on behalf of survivors and victims of sexual exploitation, women’s and human rights organizations, have resulted in important instruments of the International Human Rights Law.
These instruments remind ratifying countries their commitments to end trafficking in persons, and the abolition of sexual exploitation and the prostitution of others, as human rights violations that affect mostly women and children.
If your country ratified them, it must comply!
To learn more about these instruments, click here:
1. Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (1949)
2. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (1979)
3. Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (2000)
4. Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography (2002)