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Moderator: Journalist Trine Sick

Saturday 7 May

  9.30 – 10.00 Registration

10.00 – 10.30 Opening of the conference by
                        Hanne Helth, the March 8 Initiative

                        Mikkel Warming, Mayor,
                        the Social Service Administration,
                        the City of Copenhagen

                        Practical informations by
                        moderator Trine Sick

10.30 – 11.45 Prostitution as phenomenon

                         ‘Prostitution and trafficking in a
                         legislative and human rights perspective’
                         Trine Baumbach, Assistant Professor,
                         Faculty of Law,
                         Copenhagen University

                         ‘Body policies’
                         Maud Eduards, Professor of Political Science,
                         Stockholm University

                         Questions from the floor

11.45 – 12.30 Lunch

12.30 – 13.45 Demand, power and gender

                         ‘Paying for It: What men who pay for sex
                         tell us about prostitution and trafficking’
                         Julie Bindel, Journalist, Researcher,
                         Eaves, London

                         ‘Men, gender and power’
                         Kenneth Reinicke, Associate Professor in
                         Gender Studies, Roskilde University

                         Questions from the floor

13.45 – 14.15 Coffee

14.15 – 15.45 Civil society creating change

                         ‘Feminists demanding a new prostitution
                         policy – the Norwegian example’
                         Asta Håland, Former Leader,
                         Feminist Group Ottar

                         ‘Fighting sexual exploitation in prostitution
                         in the EU – resistance, reactions and results ’
                         Marianne Eriksson, Former member of the
                         European Parliament
                         for the Left Party in Sweden

                         Questions from the floor

15.45 – 16.15 Building bridges over troubled waters

                         Panel discussion with Trine Baumbach,
                         Maud Eduards, Julie Bindel,
                         Kenneth Reinicke, Asta Håland
                         and Marianne Eriksson

16.15 – 17.00 Exiting prostitution

                         ‘Leaving prostitution behind – a research
                         based exit model’
                         Lisa Reynolds,
                         Exiting Prostitution Link Officer,
                         Lilith Research & Development,
                         Eaves, London,
                         and Helen Easton,
                         Senior Research Fellow,
                         London South Bank University

                         Questions from the floor

19.00 -            Dinner party at LO-Huset
(for those who have registered for this event)

Sunday 8 May

9.30 – 11.15 Legislative effects

                        ‘The results of the evaluation of
                        the Swedish ban on
                        the buying of sexual services’
                        Anna Skarhed, Swedens Chancellor of Justice

                         ‘Norwegian police’s work with the
                         ban on buying sexual services 
                         –  methods and effects’
                         Harald Bøhler, Detective Superintendent,
                         Oslo Police STOP unit

                        Questions from the floor

11.15 – 11.30 Coffe

11.30 – 12.30 ‘Prostitution in New Zealand’
                         Debbie Baker, Manager,
                         Streetreach, Auckland

                        Questions from the floor

12.30 – 13.15 Lunch

13.15 – 14.15 Legislative effects, continued

                         Legalisation is not the answer
                         – prostitution and trafficking
                         in a global perspective’
                         Janice Raymond, Professor in Medical Ethics,
                         University of Massachussets, board member,
                         Coalition Against Trafficking in Women

                         Questions from the floor

14.15 – 15.45 Workshops

1. Men fighting sexual exploitation
                          – how and why?
                          Moderator: Magnus Heunicke,
                          Member of Parliament, Social Democrats

                         2. Civil society takes responsibility
                         – the good examples
                         Moderator: Pia Olsen Dyhr
                         Member of Parliament,
                         Socialistic People's Party

                         3. Exiting prostitution – what does it take?
                         Moderator: Line Barfod,
                         Member of Parliament, Red/Green Alliance

15.45 – 16.15 Workshop presentations

                          Magnus Heunicke, Pia Olsen Dyhr and
                          Line Barfod present the key points from
                          the discussions at the workshops

16.15 – 16.30 Closure of the conference

                         Trine Sick, moderator
                         Hanne Helth, spokesperson,
                         March 8 Initiative


at the conference was Trine Sick, the Danish journalist, newsreader and international news reporter. Today Trine Sick runs her own communication company.
Conference Art Work

The 'Grosse Freiheit?'- sign is hand drawn by the Danish animator Sara Koppel. Sara Koppel is one of the last standing Danish animators still drawing animations on paper.

Sara Koppels art work was also present at the conference venue, where she was exibiting a hand drawn live statue 'Moving Women'. More information about Sara Koppels art can be found here.
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