Submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Equality and Defence: ‘Review of legislation on prostitution’

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/317800
Title:
Submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Equality and Defence: ‘Review of legislation on prostitution’
Authors:
Pavee Point Travellers Centre
Citation:
Pavee Point Travellers Centre. Submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Equality and Defence: ‘Review of legislation on prostitution’. Dublin: Pavee Point; 2013
Publisher:
Pavee Point Travellers' Centre
Issue Date:
2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/317800
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Pavee Point has a dedicated Violence against Women (VAW) Programme since 1998 which works to ‘develop a Traveller analysis of violence against women that will inform the development of culturally appropriate responses for Traveller women and will influence government policy’. The VAW Programme recognises that the intersection of discrimination based on ethnicity and gender can place minority ethnic women further at risk of gender based violence. The VAW Programme works to increase awareness and support the Traveller community to address domestic and sexual violence, whilst supporting the development of good practise within services and working to influence policy development. Pavee Point is represented on the National Steering Committee on Violence against Women; and the Eastern Regional Advisory Committee and the Public Awareness Steering Committee under Cosc. Pavee Point welcomes the publication of the ‘Discussion Document on Future Direction of Prostitution Legislation’ and the opportunity to make this submission to the committee. Pavee Point recognises that domestic and sexual violence are forms of gender based violence inextricably linked to gender inequality. Pavee Point also considers that prostitution is a form of sexual violence, primarily perpetrated against women and girls resulting in economic profit for those who organise, and is therefore commercial sexual exploitation which results in serious human rights violations and severe psychological and physical harm. Irish Traveller and Roma women, suffering from the structural inequalities of poverty, social exclusion, racism and gender discrimination, are vulnerable groups. We also recognise that prostitution is inextricably linked to human trafficking, and that Ireland is a destination and a transit country for women and children trafficked for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation and forced labour. Roma women are particularly at risk of human trafficking. We believe that reform of the current legislation is needed as part of an overall strategy to prevent and reduce violence against women and children, in the form of prostitution, and the trafficking of women and children into and from Ireland.
Keywords:
TRAVELLERS AND GYPSIES; PROSTITUTION

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPavee Point Travellers Centreen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-03T16:06:25Z-
dc.date.available2014-06-03T16:06:25Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationPavee Point Travellers Centre. Submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Equality and Defence: ‘Review of legislation on prostitution’. Dublin: Pavee Point; 2013en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/317800-
dc.descriptionPavee Point has a dedicated Violence against Women (VAW) Programme since 1998 which works to ‘develop a Traveller analysis of violence against women that will inform the development of culturally appropriate responses for Traveller women and will influence government policy’. The VAW Programme recognises that the intersection of discrimination based on ethnicity and gender can place minority ethnic women further at risk of gender based violence. The VAW Programme works to increase awareness and support the Traveller community to address domestic and sexual violence, whilst supporting the development of good practise within services and working to influence policy development. Pavee Point is represented on the National Steering Committee on Violence against Women; and the Eastern Regional Advisory Committee and the Public Awareness Steering Committee under Cosc. Pavee Point welcomes the publication of the ‘Discussion Document on Future Direction of Prostitution Legislation’ and the opportunity to make this submission to the committee. Pavee Point recognises that domestic and sexual violence are forms of gender based violence inextricably linked to gender inequality. Pavee Point also considers that prostitution is a form of sexual violence, primarily perpetrated against women and girls resulting in economic profit for those who organise, and is therefore commercial sexual exploitation which results in serious human rights violations and severe psychological and physical harm. Irish Traveller and Roma women, suffering from the structural inequalities of poverty, social exclusion, racism and gender discrimination, are vulnerable groups. We also recognise that prostitution is inextricably linked to human trafficking, and that Ireland is a destination and a transit country for women and children trafficked for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation and forced labour. Roma women are particularly at risk of human trafficking. We believe that reform of the current legislation is needed as part of an overall strategy to prevent and reduce violence against women and children, in the form of prostitution, and the trafficking of women and children into and from Ireland.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPavee Point Travellers' Centreen_GB
dc.subjectTRAVELLERS AND GYPSIESen_GB
dc.subjectPROSTITUTIONen_GB
dc.titleSubmission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Equality and Defence: ‘Review of legislation on prostitution’en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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