Date of Meeting: 15 March 2017

Meeting Organizer: Permanent Mission of Belgium to the UN, European Women’s Lobby

CSW Delegates Present: Major Estelle Blake

Reporter: Major Estelle Blake

Which SDG does this topic cover? 3, 5

Type of meeting: CSW Parallel Event

Brief summary of presentation of information made

This meeting was focused on the survivors of prostitution and the changes brought about because of legislation with various speakers from across the countries. Belgium spoke about how this legislation was recently introduced and the changes that it brought about to the country as a whole.

The Icelandic minister present spoke about how the Nordic model had spurred the country to implement an education program with all people in their schools explaining how they used this as a way to develop the sexual education program of the country.

Ireland representatives spoke of the way that the law had recently exposed the gender divide in reporting in media outlets.

A Survivor commented on the need for greater legislation around the laws regarding cyber grooming and trafficking.  

What was of particular significance to share with The Salvation Army globally?

We as a Salvation Army must learn to be culturally relevant to the country we are in and engage with the authorities as all speakers spoke about the need to engage with churches etc and the communities around. Also the need to have discussions with both genders and discuss the issues around sexual relatiopnships with men and women. 

Tags: United Nations, Women, SDG8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, SDG5: Gender Equality, SDG3: Good Health and Well-Being