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16 February 2018

Frauen – Das käufliche Geschlecht

Panel Discussion | 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM | In der Philosophie zu Hause (IPH)

This panel discussion is organized by the working group “Frauenrechte sind Menschenrechte“, the project “In der Philosophie zu Hause“, its related student group PEGASUS and the women’s shelter in Paderborn.

Prostitution, from the Latin prostituere = flaunt, denotes the performance of sexual acts as a trade. Prostitution is often referred to as the “oldest trade in the world”, but in fact can only be found in patriarchally organized cultures that introduced private property and the gender division of labor. The social evaluation of prostitution is culture-dependent, it varies according to prevailing ideological and religious prejudices. However, prostitutes have always been stigmatized, discriminated against and often exploited. Since the late twentieth century, prostitution associations and human rights organizations try to stop this discrimination and exploitation. However, what action needs to be taken is discussed controversially. Some call for a legal recognition for prostitution as work, others fight for the abolition of this social practice, which is considered a violation of human dignity. The discussion about legalization or criminalization of prostitution and all involved is controversial worldwide.

With this debate, the action day “Frauen – Das käufliche Geschlecht (Women – The Gender For Sale)” Day would like to make a contribution to the special situation in Germany. What regulates the German Prostitution Protection Act? What is the situation of prostituting women in Germany? And how do the communities deal with prostitution? The German Prostitution Protection Act incorporates a regulatory principle in dealing with commercial prostitution, but many serious problems remain. Is the abolition principle, also called the Nordic model, also a solution for Germany?

We would like to discuss these and other questions with experts and the audience.

All interested parties are welcome to attend!

Registration under: frauenrechte-sind-menschenrechte@web.de


16 February 2018

1:00 PM - 7:00 PM


University Paderborn
Warburger Str. 100
Paderborn, Nordrhein-Westfalen 33098 Germany
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