CINÉ-DÉBAT EVENING #SEXPLOITED with a survivor of prostitution, ONGs representatives

and international artists to raise awareness of the realities of sexual exploitation.

Rosen Hicher Survivor of Prostitution

A member of Space International (Survivors of Prostitution Abuse Calling for Enlightenment), rosen hicher is a representative of the International Movement of Survivors of Prostitution in France. After surviving 22 years of prostitution and violence, she denounced the prostitution system and the exploitation of the victims. She argues for the Franco-Nordic model and the criminalization of ‘customers’, recalling that “if women and children are sold, it is because men buy them.

Very involved in advocacy and advocacy with NGOs, Rosen brings his testimony to the abolitionist cause and regularly gives the story of his experience of violence and the dangers of prostitution. She participates in numerous conferences in France and abroad to denounce the prostitution system and fight for equality between women and men, stressing the importance of educating the younger generations.

Marian van der Zwaan Artist international

Dutch artist in visual arts living in Portugal, marian van der zwaan is engaged in the fight against discrimination against women and immigrants.

Through research and interviews with victims and actors in the field, Marian exposes the social problems of our time.

His art installations are mainly non-profit projects based on social issues, gender discrimination and ethnic groups. With her large-scale projects, she often explores the same theme within different cultures and countries, to define and share nuances. Marian develops her art in public spaces because she wants to reach the general public and interact with him.

“A Penny for your Thoughts” Marian van der Zwaan is at the origin of the European public awareness art project A Penny for Your Thoughts launched in September 2017 and the video clip illustrating the results of the operation in 6 European partner countries

Watch the video of the campaign:

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Elise Shubs Director

Swiss director, elise shubs is vice-president of Casa Azul Films, an association that brings together independent producers and directors and who has been, for more than 20 years, a collective tool to develop a creative cinema. It is in this context, that in 2016, Elise makes her first documentary Impasse, in which she chooses to explore the world of prostitution and proposes a new and deeply human perspective on this subject.

Swiss director, elise shubs is vice-president of Casa Azul Films, an association that brings together independent producers and directors, for more than 20 years, a collective tool to develop a creative cinema. It is in this context, that in 2016, Elise makes her first documentary Impasse, in which she chooses to explore the world of prostitution and proposes a new and deeply human perspective on this subject.

European partners
Belgium – The Samilia Foundation

Was created in 2007 to alert and raise awareness on the situation concerning human trafficking, principally for the purposes of sexual exploitation and furtherance, of forced labor, in Belgium.

To tackle the deep causes of human trafficking, Samilia decided to develop prevention projects in the victims’ countries of origin. These projects target potential victims as well as survivors of the treatment of human beings in all its forms.

Samilia develops programs of social insertion for the victims, in partnership with the private sector, because the lack of job opportunities is one of the causes of trafficking. Samilia intervened in Romania, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Benin, Bulgaria, Moldova and Greece, in partnership with local NGOs, based on common programs.

Irlande – Ruhuma

is an Irish NGO and a charitable organization founded in 1989, which supports and accompanies, at the national level, the women affected in their life course by prostitution, sex trafficking and other forms of commercial sexual exploitation. it

whether it is field intervention, person-centered living, education and development programs, or social and housing assistance, all the support provided responds to the wishes and needs of each woman , in the absolute respect of his rights and at the pace that suits him. It is not necessary to look for the prostitution to benefit from the support of Ruhama, nor is it necessary to master English or to have valid immigration visa.

Portugal – O Ninho

take a human and social support to women victims of prostitution. Over the years, the association has developed important and consistent actions in terms of denouncing prostitution, its causes and its consequences. She has acquired, in almost 40 years, a real know-how of the intervention with prostitutes and exchange of experiences with similar organizations in Europe and Brazil.

Romania – ACSIS

Non-profit NGO, without any political or religious character, the Association for Community Intervention and United Social – ACSIS, develops since 2004 programs to maintain the cohesion of the most vulnerable families. ACSIS’s mission focuses on the sustainable development of the family and the community through education and intervention

specialized to prevent certain situations, such as trafficking in persons, maternal abandonment, or dropping out of school. This involves the development of education programs for healthy living, psychosocial support, or the social and professional integration of vulnerable people.

Bulgaria – The Animus association

was founded in 1994 by women professionals in the assistance sector – psychologists, psychotherapists and social workers. In 2001, it acquired the status of public utility organization. Animus’s mission is to promote healthy communication between people and gender in Bulgarian society. Its purpose is to promote the intellectual, professional and spiritual development of women; to initiate a change in the Bulgarian family and society; develop and implement projects and programs related to supporting women and children.

Production:

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