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Pornography and prostitution as systems of violence against women and girls

Plenary sessions

About the event:

Time & Date
June 2nd

4:15 PM

Pornography and prostitution are both systems of violence based on the exploitation of the vulnerabilities of the most marginalised women and girls.

In this panel, lawyers, academics, frontline workers and parliamentarians from the United States, the Dominican Republic, France and Canada will discuss the nature, porosity and links between these systems.

The speakers for this discussion:

Julie Miville-Dechêne

Canadian Senator

Meghan Donevan


Catharine MacKinnon

Lawyer, teacher, scholar, writer, and activist

Lorraine Questiaux

Lawyer & feminist activist

Raquel Rosario Sánchez

Writer, campaigner and researcher

Hilla Kerner

Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter

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