The eroticisation of girls is clearly the root of countless negative consequences for society and for women. I outline seven of them.
“From court rulings and testimonies of women victims of violence, we know that vixen is a term used by abusers to describe women”, says Asun Quintana, from the evangelical feminist group Seneca Falls, in Madrid.
How urgent the problems in our world and how old-fashioned the proposed solutions at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Loss of trust and loss of faith may go hand in hand.
Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez seeks a national agreement to stop the “epidemic”. Spain is the EU country with highest consumption of porn among minors. Evangelical groups have long called for this issue to be addressed.
In a Q&A session in the parliament, the German Chancellor stressed that “it is unacceptable when men buy women. That has always outraged me morally”.
As the Dutch led the way in shipping, map-making, navigation, trade, art and science, new ideas about God, man and the cosmos were conceived by Amsterdam-based thinkers like Descartes, Locke and Spinoza.
The directive “adds new crimes”, which include surrogacy for the purposes of reproductive exploitation. It will now be negotiated with the European Council.
The free and anonymous telephone number offers 24/7 help to victims. The agreement with the National Police follows a model working well in Greece.
The Committee for Women’s Rights & Gender Equality of the European Parliament has passed a report on prostitution that could shape the future policies all across Europe.
The screening in Paris of the documentary Buying Her shed light on the motivations of prostitution clients. It was followed by a roundtable with experts.
The documentary ‘Buying Her’ will be seen this June in Paris, Madrid, Budapest, Amsterdam and Berlin. It addresses the “restoration of broken men and the ending of sex trafficking”.
This Mexican activist turned politician has fought sex trafficking in Mexico for almost 20 years. “The known as black brothels are strategic points to take over a city”, she says.
Highlights are the fight against human trafficking and the efforts to integrate victims in the labour market. Spain is among the European countries with highest levels of prostitution.
“Prostitution is a paid act of sexual violence and contrary to human dignity”, said an evangelical member of parliament in a motion that was defeated by the majority.
Spanish evangelicals launch a campaign to raise awareness about a practice that offers young women “easy money” but leads to situations of coercion and abuse.
Prostitutes are moved from the streets to private houses, making it difficult to detect and help them. The evangelical NGO Fiet Gratia works to offer them a way out.
A new law will allow those involved in the so-called sex industry to have employment rights. Advertising and inciting prostitution remains illegal.
The government party drives the conversation about abolition. Evangelicals hope such a law will move forward, but demand a deeper social change.
The EFN held its 7th Bridge Conference.“The church has a crucial role in preventing trafficking and in creating a safe restorative community for survivors”, organisers say.
Iniquity is that injustice or evil so deep-rooted that it is not felt as such. An article by Jonatan Serrano.
Christian psychologist Jonatan Serrano analyses the consequences of the normalisation of pornography in society. “No one would leave a child with a loaded gun in his pocket because he might hurt others or himself, but we are doing that with pornography”.
What a great concept, to replace the negative associations of ‘Red Light District’ with the creation-friendly associations of ‘Green Light District’! Could this in some way be an answer to prayers for ‘God’s kingdom to come’ in Amsterdam?
An event held in Madrid shows the successes of the Nordic model, which punishes the client, to curb trafficking and prostitution.
Churches in the region have launched a campaign with posters featuring John 3:16 and the slogan: “You are the passion of Christ”.
The government may present a law that sanctions the owner of the premises “where prostitution is practised”. Spain is one of the countries with the highest figures of sex trafficking.