Some 7,000 protesters, according to data provided by the Government delegation in Madrid, have marched this Saturday in the capital to demand a specific law for the abolition of prostitution, in a protest called by the State Platform of Women’s Organizations for the Abolition of Prostitution (PAP) which has brought together, according to the organizers, 186 other feminist organizations.
The mobilization began this afternoon in the Plaza de Cibeles and has traveled the Gran Vía until it reaches the Plaza de España, with a banner at the head calling for the immediate establishment of the ‘Organic Law Abolitionist of the Prostitutional System’ (LOASP).
During the march, slogans such as “where is she, can’t you see, the Minister of Equality”, “Irene Montero, resign”, “Sánchez, listen, feminists in struggle” or “feminism is abolitionist”, as well as banners with slogans such as ‘point to the shopkeeper’ or ‘no clients, no trafficking’.
In statements to Europa Pres, the spokesperson for the State Platform of Women’s Organizations for the Abolition of Prostitution, Rosario Carracedo, denounced that women are “fed up” with a society “full of whoremongers and pimps” and denounced that the Government and its partners do not have a commitment to equality.
In his speech, Carracedo criticized that prostitution is a practice of violence that “compromises the life, security and dignity of women” and stated that in a democratic society “it is not possible to accept that the sexual exploitation of women is tolerated. women”.
In addition, he has denounced that the Government and its partners do not have a commitment to equality, since “they have not done anything in these two years.” “They have not carried out any real and effective action to end or start an abolition process against prostitution,” he added.
Protesters such as Pilar, in statements to Europa Press, have lamented that this activity is “another violence” and the “new slavery of the 21st century”.
“Every day there is more entertainment industry dedicated to the exploitation of women and sexuality paid by men is being promoted. We want women not to be forced into prostitution”, she has proclaimed.
For her part, the organizer of actions of the collective of feminists of Catalonia, Alicia López, has directly blamed Podemos for the fact that the text has not yet been approved, since “the pimp lobby and the queer lobby are intrinsically related because one depends on the other. “Women must stop being merchandise and sexual objects”, she has stated.