Madrid, September 20 (Europa Press) –
The Minister of Equality, Irene Montero, presented this Tuesday the Camino Plan to help with an act regarding the trafficking, sexual exploitation or prostitution of women in which she defended the need for the state to guarantee the rights of these women. “If not, we are not going to end prostitution as an institution in our country,” he declared.
“Abolition means papers, employment, housing, psychological support and comprehensive care,” Montero declared, adding to the fact that “all women” in these contexts “have access to all their rights without the need to file a complaint.” “Our responsibility as a state is to guarantee all these rights so that they are able to develop their life projects,” he explained.
The minister explained that this is the objective of the new scheme. In particular, it indicates that an attempt is being made to open a “safe passage” or “safe entrance to institutions” for these victims.
That’s why, as indicated by Montero, most of the “modest budget” of 204 million euros that will be allocated in this plan, is for comprehensive care specific to victims of trafficking, sexual exploitation and prostitution.
The equality chief has condemned that “no woman deserves difficulties” in getting housing or employment for women in the context of prostitution. And, in this sense, remember that it is a matter of “human rights”.
“Essential” immigration policies
Similarly, he highlighted the importance of immigration policy in this area, which he called “an essential step” for the recognition of rights. “Not only are we not going to eradicate prostitution, but if we don’t talk about immigration policy we won’t be dealing accurately with guaranteeing women’s rights in the context of prostitution”, she explained in her speech.
In this sense, he has defended the “courageous policies” in this matter and highlighted the agreement that, as he explained, he reached with the Ministries of Inclusion and Interior and should be included. Govt
The objective is that women who are victims of these references in an irregular administrative situation can obtain regular documents so that they can be identified and so that “the fact of not having pagars does not hinder their rights, housing, employment or access to the integration scheme”.
Macro-Survey on Trafficking and Prostitution
Montero also highlighted that the plan would make it possible to carry out “one of the largest macro-surveys on trafficking and prostitution” carried out in the EU. As he explained, quantitative data from these contexts are needed to effectively design and act on public policies.
On the other hand, the initiative also focuses on discouraging the demand for prostitution and, in this sense, the minister has pointed out that “it is not a problem for women, it is a problem for men”. Thus, he advocated the need to work in awareness campaigns and educational centers as well as in key contexts of youth socialization to achieve this objective.