Archive for June, 2012
WAVE is a network of European women’s non-governmental organisations working in
the field of combating violence against women and children (women’s refuges, counselling centres, SOS hotlines/helplines, organisations focusing on prevention and training, etc.).
Currently the Network focuses specifically on violence in the family and in intimate relationships. The Network sets out to promote and strengthen the human rights of women and children in general and to prevent violence against women and children in particular. We fully support the aims of the United Nations, stressing the importance of working towards ending all forms of violence against women and children in public and private life in accordance with the Vienna Declaration, the Declaration on Violence against Women, the Beijing Platform for Action and all other related documents.
Fourteen brothels were raided in Cork city on Tuesday as a result of a national operation to combat prostitution and the illegal trafficking of women.
Mary spoke with Jonathan Healy on Newstalk you can listen to the interview. Mary is on around the 48.30 minute mark.
“I welcome the raids. We need to end the demand for prostitution, as long as there are men who are paying for sex there will be a demand. Prostitution isn’t about sex, it’s about money and exploitation.” - Mary Crilly Director of Sexual Violence Centre and Cork Stop Sex Trafficking Campaign