Good Shepherd Statement to the Commission on the Status of Women 59th Session

The Good Shepherd Statement to the Commission on the Status of Women has been published in the 6 languages of the United nations.  Link to our statement  This is the reference number E/CN.6/2015/NGO/25   The following NGO’s at the UN supported the statement –  Dominican Leadership Conference, International Federation of Women in Legal Careers, International Federation of Women Lawyers, International Presentation Association of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Passionists International, Religious of the Sacred Heart Mary, Society of Catholic Medical Missionaries,  Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, and UNANIMA International.

“Today, the various Good Shepherd grass-roots services work with women and girls in 72 countries who are constrained by situations that are the same, or often worse, than those that existed in 1995. Under the current model of economic globalization, women and girls who are living in extreme poverty and denied access to basic services are highly susceptible to forces of irregular migration, prostitution, and trafficking for sexual and /or labour exploitation.

Prostitution is a violence of human rights and constitutes violence against the person prostituted. …”