National campaign to help students facing a situation of prostitution. Focus on violence prevention and access to Justice in FRANCE.

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The DIRECTIVE 2011/36 / EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL, April 5, 2011, “recognizes that human trafficking has a dimension related to gender equality and that, in many cases, women and men are not victims of human trafficking for the same reasons. It is therefore appropriate that assistance and support measures are also, if necessary, adapted to this dimension related to gender equality”.

Objective : To help students who don’t have enough financial resources or material resources, who turn to prostitution to pay for their rent or to pay for their studies and who need access to justice. To create mutual confidence through confidential meals. To develop an upstream prevention of situations of prostitution. To raise public awareness to this situation.

Location of the action : National Campaign. Main focus Cities : PARIS, NANTES (LOIRE-ATLANTIQUE), RENNES (ILLE ET VILLAINE), ANGERS (MAINE ET LOIRE).

Means and resources deployed :

November – December 2015: after a poster campaign, we send out a Team of volunteers of our Association to meet students, who have contacted us, and who are facing a situation of prostitution.

  • Field for intervention targeted by the European Commission : Europe 2020 Strategy. European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion.
  • Field for intervention targeted by the European Parliament and the European Council : DIRECTIVE 2011/36 / EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL, April 5, 2011, on preventing trafficking in human beings and the fight against this phenomenon and protecting victims (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/FR/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32011L0036).
  • Field for intervention targeted by the European Union Agency for fundamental Rights : Gender issues : «Equality is a core component of fundamental rights protection. Gender inequalities, nevertheless, persist in today’s society and are often compounded by other forms of discrimination, preventing women from enjoying their full rights».
  • On 25 November 2015, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the European Union Agency for fundamental Rights reiterates its call for EU Member States to focus more on violence prevention against women (http://fra.europa.eu/en/news/2015/more-emphasis-prevention-needed-combat-violence-against-women).

Poster campaign - Students in a situation of prostitution (young women)

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Poster campaign - Students in a situation of prostitution (young men)

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