Anti-immigrant sentiments plague sex workers of Geneva’s ‘Red-Light’ district

Anti-immigrant sentiments plague sex workers of Geneva’s ‘Red-Light’ district

Carli Pierson – WNN Features (WNN) Geneva, SWITZERLAND: As Switzerland appears to be weathering the storm of the rising European financial crisis, Geneva’s immigrant women, who work inside the city’s active sex trade industry, tell a different story. Prostitution has been a legal industry inside Switzerland since the enactment of the Swiss Criminal Code in […]

What Are Governments Doing to Prevent Domestic Violence? – Council of Europe Paves the Way

What Are Governments Doing to Prevent Domestic Violence? – Council of Europe Paves the Way

WNN  editorial release – WNN Features Keynote speech by Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights At the Council of Europe Conference on “Support Services for Women Victims of Violence” Strasbourg, 6 December 2007 A week ago I visited a refuge in Cork, Ireland, for women who needed shelter against violence at home. […]