Buying Sex is Not a Sport

The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) has launched a campaign on 25 January 2006 against sport/sex tourism in Germany during the World Cup Football Games, 2006. It is called “Buying Sex is Not a Sport: No to Germany’s Prostitution of Women during the World Cup Games.”

Today, 29 January 2006, more then 1 000 people or organizations have signed on the petition, and 720 have valided their signature.

The petition is online in English and French on the website:

A Spanish version will be posted soon.

Please sign on to the CATW International Campaign and forward it to networks, organisations, political representatives and individuals for their action and signatures.

If your country is one of the 32 countries that will be playing in the World Cup Games in Germany, please contact your government and your national team to ask them to support the campaign against Germany’s promotion of prostitution and the sex industry.

Please inform us about any national action in your country against prostitution during the World Cup Games at

Your country may have ratified either the 1949 Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Women and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others, The CEDAW Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women or the recent UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons that supplements the UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime or all of them. Please encourage your country to uphold its obligations by registering their disapproval.

For any information about the ratifications please contact us at

Thank you. We count on your support.

Malka Marcovich
Coordinator of the CATW Campaign Buying Sex is Not a Sport


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