Last updated on: 4/27/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Decriminalize the women in prostitution. Criminalize the men who buy women and children and anyone who promotes sexual exploitation, particularly pimps, procurers and traffickers. Reject State policies and practices that channel women into conditions of sexual exploitation. Provide education and employment opportunities that enhance women’s worth and status, thereby diminishing the necessity for the women to turn to prostitution.”

“An Introduction to CATW,” www.catwinternational.org (accessed Apr. 27, 2009)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) is a non-governmental organization that promotes women’s human rights. It works internationally to combat sexual exploitation in all its forms, especially prostitution and trafficking in women and children, in particular girls.”

“An Introduction to CATW,” www.catwinternational.org (accessed Apr. 27, 2009)

Mission:

“CATW brings international attention to all forms of sexual exploitation, including prostitution, pornography, sex tourism, and mail order bride selling. Working with national and international policy makers, women’s rights and human rights advocates, and the United Nations, it promotes the fundamental human right of women and children, in particular, girls, to be free from sexual exploitation.”

“An Introduction to CATW,” www.catwinternational.org (accessed Apr. 27, 2009)

Other:
International non-governmental, nonprofit organization
Quoted in:
  1. Would Legal Prostitution Better Protect Prostitutes from Violence?
  2. Is Legal Prostitution an Aspect of Sexual Liberation?