Monday, January 17

PSOE and United We Can negotiate to bring a Law against Trafficking to Congress in January


The parliamentary groups of the PSOE and United We Can have begun work to bring a Law against Trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation to Congress next January, according to sources from both formations. The initial plans of the Ministry of Equality, which initiated a public consultation to develop the norm within the Government, have changed and finally it will be the two parties that will address the project through parliament, which will be limited to sexual exploitation and not to other types of trafficking.

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The law will include a socio-labor insertion plan for women in prostitution contexts and victims of sexual exploitation with the aim of “guaranteeing their rights and vital alternatives for all of them,” the same sources say. In addition, both formations intend to “emphasize” that the irregular administrative situation of women victims “will not be an impediment to access to all their rights as victims.”

The Ministry of Equality announced last April that it was starting the public consultation to draft the Law against Trafficking, which was then conceived as comprehensive and not only in reference to the one given for the purpose of sexual exploitation, but the work will now pass to be given in Congress and between the two partners of the Government.

Both share the need to push for the rule, but negotiations on the prostitution approach are planned after the PSOE has committed to an “abolitionist legislative framework.” For her part, Irene Montero has always reiterated the need to “guarantee the rights of the victims” and “persecute the pimp industry” as consensus formulas to tackle this reality, but both the Ministry of Equality and the other formations that are regular associates of the Executive move away from measures such as fines to clients that the Socialists have defended.

PSOE and United We can have also agreed to 28 amendments that will jointly present the Law of Sexual Freedom that Congress is currently processing and that “are aimed” at “making effective” the State Pact against Gender Violence and the points agreed upon on passed 25N with the rest of the political groups except Vox to shield this instrument.

In addition, the PSOE has registered some amendments already announced because it considers the third party locative “lax”, a figure that recovers this rule to punish the owners of premises who “habitually” favor “the exploitation of the prostitution of another person. “even if there is consent. The debate in Congress is anticipated complex on this point, since the inclusion of content related to prostitution in a law designed to stop and prevent sexual violence has not pleased the usual partners of the Government, who prefer to face the debate in another framework .



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