2022 Assembly


Oral statement delivered at the UN, Geneva.


On 16 June 2020, Mirjam Beike, Congregation of Our Lady of Charity Good Shepherd (OLCGS) and member of RENATE Europe , delivered an oral statement on behalf of six NGOs,  at the resumed 43rd Human Rights Council of the UN in Geneva, under item 8 of the Vienna Declaration- working to eliminate all forms of exploitation in trafficking of women.

The focus of the statement was on the urgency to End Demand; the criminalization of the exploitation of Prostitution; a demand that there be no punitive measures on women who have been prostituted and the prohibition of profit making by third parties in the running of brothels.

The statement which Mirjam managed to read in its entirety over the allocated 90 seconds of time, also included a call to ensure legal structures for Migration Policies as migration in its own right renders persons vulnerable to trafficking and exploitation.

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