Political demands from the Forum from the bottom
We demand that society positions itself and that the State ensures human rights in a relationship of equality between man and women, which recognizes that buying sex is a crime against human dignity.
Prostitution must be abolished, considered a form of slavery and sexual violence and penalized as such.
- That the European Parliament resolution of 26 February 2014 on sexual exploitation and prostitution and its impact on gender equality and the corresponding Report on 4 February 2014, which recommends the implementation of the so-called Nordic (abolitionist) Model in all member states, becomes a EU Directive;
Public comprehensive plans to make it easier for women to be able to leave prostitution and have a dignified life.
- The decriminalization of prostituted women and comprehensive public plans with a budget that enables these women to leave prostitution and that these women be the direct beneficiaries of the financial aid, housing, legal advice, psychosocial accompaniment, therapy, training and dignified work;
Johns and pimps must be penalized and there must be an obligation to report situations of violence and abuse.
- A reform of the Criminal Code so that includes the criminalization of punters and pimps and all forms of procuring, as well as the compel to report any situation of abuse of violence;
Protection, prevention and sexual-affective education as from childhood.
- Protection, prevention and education as from childhood building awareness of respect towards others and towards the protection of human rights.
Surrogate motherhood must be prohibited internationally
- The international prohibition of surrogate motherhood.
Reproductive technology and surrogation are a business with fatal physical, emotional and mental consequences for the mother, the child and the society as a whole.
- The denunciation of the reproductive technology business and surrogacy and their consequences for the mother, the child and the whole society.
Parenthood is not a right.
- The denunciation that motherhood/parenthood is not a right.
Poverty and exploitation are causes that push women to accept to be surrogate mothers.
- The combat against the poverty and exploitation which push poor women to accept surrogacy.
The consequences of the legalization of prostitution in other countries has resulted in an increase in human trafficking and makes its legal persecution more difficult. On the contrary, the abolitionist model, according to wide research, is the most effective form against Human Trafficking for sexual exploitation.
- To put forward fair labour legislation which allows:
- To ratify ILO convention 189: domestic work must be legally treated and respected as any other position of work and domestic workers must enjoy same legal rights as the rest of workers in the country.
- To update the Worker’s Statute so it protects the rights of people wanting to work, allowing them to pay the social security directly with their passport.
- To increase the number of acting labour inspectors without the worker having to initiate the process.
- To promote and recognise new trade union initiatives or labour associations within the Ley Orgánica de Libertad Sindical (Trade Union Freedom Law) allowing them to be included in collective negotiations.
- The promotion of a new nonviolent economy, which focuses on the individual, enabling workers to set up their own companies, free from exploitation and more socially just.
- Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”
- Compliance with these rights.
- Training in Human Rights and History of Humanity, starting at childhood education, as an element that unites people instead of separating them, and from this point, discovering the necessity to blur borders. We loves what we know.
- More human migration policies which respond to these every human being’s basic rights.
- That enriched countries stop looting impoverished countries through international trade agreements (for example, the agreement signed between France and Spain on fishing in Senegalese waters, leaving Senegalese people without sources of livelihood, trapped between famine and exile).
- That political institutions accomplish fairer and more humane migration policies and that all EU member states as well as at broader international level coordinate with one another to respond to this situation, solve it, and take action for cooperation in the countries of origin.
- That the initiatives undertaken by migrants, as social movements of hope, are backed and promoted; thus building from below.
- That solidarity is not criminalised.
- That the manipulation of public opinion against migrants, through messages which are published in social and mass media, be combated.
In summary, to humanize the migration law taking what mentioned above into account.
Every human being has the need and right to dignified safe housing with basic provisions (water, electricity etc.) guaranteed, just as stated in the constitution and in European, international (ICESCR) and Human Rights agreements.
- To implement international norms that guarantee suitable safe housing and to take legal measures for those that fail to meet these norms.
- To stop evictions from first homes and retroactive payments.
- To penalise empty housing owned by large property holders and widen the public property market in situations that need it most.
- Ensure that anyone can access decent housing, regardless of income, preventing housing speculation.
- To regulate home’s sale and rental prices.
- To involve people without access to housing in the process of political decision making.
- To promote food sovereignty and security, starting by:
- The implementation of the right to healthy food for all, as a punishable human right.
- The recognition of the Planet’s natural resources such as seed, water and food itself as common goods of humanity instead of just as mere commodities.
- The implementation of the farmers’ rights on their seeds (article 9 of the International Treaty of Plant Genetic Recourses for Food and Agriculture of FAO/UN) and the Declaration of Peasants’ Rights approved by the UN General Assembly in 2018.
- To internalise the negative externalities of the present agro-industrial model (consequences on the environment, health, work…) and to eliminate hidden subsidies to agribusinesses; in the case of Europe, through the transformation of the CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) into the CAFP (Common Agricultural and Food Policies) so that it is mandatory for the Ministries of Agriculture, Environment and Health.
- Anti-waste laws, taking into account the French and Chilean models, among others.
- To repeal clauses in free trade agreements that impede or are contrary to development of the points mentioned above .
- To create an “Ombudsman for Future Generations” in all Parliaments and representative institutions.
- Associations from Jai Jagat Spain Network - Forum from the bottom
- Jeanette Kiefer-Cardinale (Jai Jagat South of Germany - Basel (Switzerland) - Women's peace table)
- Louis Campana y François Verlet (Gandhi International)
- Alain Dangoisse (Jai Jagat Belgium)
- Amelia Tiganus (prostitution survivor and abolitionist activist, Spain)
- Sandra Norak (prostitution survivor and abolitionist activist, Sisters, Germany) -Demands on Sexual and Reproductive Exploitation-
- Dra. Ingeborg Kraus (Scientists for a world without prostitution, Germany) -Demands on Sexual and Reproductive Exploitation-
- Emma Contreras (midwife and expert in wombs for rent, Spain)
- Carolina Elías y Edith Espinola (SEDOAC, Spain)
- Malick Gueye y Abdou Touray (Street vendors' trade union, Madrid, Spain)
- Myriam Barrios (Las Kellys (Association of Room Attendants), Spain)
- Spytou Mendy (SAT Agriculture Workers’ Union, Spain)
- Lamine Bathily y Abdoulaye Seck (Street vendors' trade union, Barcelona, Spain)
- Fatemeh Khavari (Co-founder of UNG i SVERIGE, Sweden)
- Hatice Güldü (Refugee woman from Turkey in Germany, Women's peace Table, Kleins Wiesental, Germany)
- Rafah Alsaad y Mutea Oubeid (Refugee women from and Syria in Germany, Women's peace Table, Kleins Wiesental, Germany)
- José Esquinas (Former Secretary of FAO’s Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, Spain) -Demands on Hunger and food waste-
- Marta Piqueras (Coordinator of Associations of Farmers COGA - Vía Campesina) -Demands on Hunger and food waste-
- Daniel Renwick (Grenfell United from London (United Kingdom)
- Angelines Díaz (Network of People Affected by Mortgages, PAH) -Demands on housing-