Communiqué : Invitation to the evening conference “Exiting Prostitution: Issues and Challenges”
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Montreal, September 30, 2015 – As part of the International Day of Non-Prostitution, the Concertation des luttes contre l’exploitation sexuelle (CLES), in collaboration with Quebec City’s Maison de Marthe, invites you to an event entitled Exiting Prostitution: Issues and Challenges. Organized on October 5 at Montreal’s Grande Bibliotheque, this free-admission public conference will include several international guests, who will discuss the services that need implementing to support people who wish to exit the prostitution industry.

You will have the opportunity to hear Irish survivor Rachel Moran, author of Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution and founder of the SPACE International Survivors Collective; Germany’s Dr. Ingeborg Kraus, a psychotherapist specializing in trauma and initiator of the appeal entitled Traumatherapists against Prostitution; Genevieve Duché, president of Amicale du Nid, a French organization body involved on the issue of prostitution for over 60 years; and Lieutenant-Detective Simon Haggstrom, in charge of prostitution and human trafficking at the Stockholm Police Department. Simultaneous interpretation, in both French and English, will be provided.

Almost one year after the implementation of Canada’s Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act, this is a unique opportunity to further our collective reflection on the services needed to support women who wish to leave prostitution and those who already have.

Media representatives who wish to write up this event or to interview our international panelists may contact us immediately to discuss these opportunities.

What: Exiting Prostitution: Issues and Challenges
When: October 5, 2015, from 7 pm to 9 pm.
Where: Grande Bibliothèque (475 de Maisonneuve Boulevard East, Montreal)
Event Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/418887271633838/
Hashtag: #SoireeCLES

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For further information, please contact:
Eliane Legault-Roy
Communications Director, CLES
Phone: (514) 750-4535
Cell Phone: (514) 692-4762
eliane.legault-roy@lacles.org