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CWA Applauds Congressional Resolution Urging Germany to Combat Sex Trafficking During the World Cup Games

Contact: Stacey Holliday, Concerned Women for America, 202-488-7000 ext. 126

WASHINGTON, June 28 /Christian Newswire/ -- Concerned Women for America (CWA) applauds and supports the Congressional Resolution (H. Res. 860) urging Germany to combat sex trafficking during the World Cup games.  Rep. Chris Smith (R-New Jersey), vice chairman of the House International Relations Committee, authored the legislation, which comes as the soccer games move into quarter finals.  The resolution passed unanimously in a bipartisan effort to ask Germany to denounce practices that have encouraged prostitution and, thus, contributed to the exploitation of women and children.

Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, who has worked to combat sex trafficking for almost a decade and heads up CWA’s anti-trafficking efforts, said, “Congressman Smith has been at the forefront of so many positive efforts to protect women and children; CWA applauds his leadership in bringing the sex trafficking problem at the World Cup to international attention.  The hearings on Capitol Hill and now this resolution point up the necessity for Germany to act quickly to counter the situation it has created that fosters exploitation and abuse of women and children.”

 

Crouse added, “Germany is virtually alone in ignoring the ramifications of their pro-prostitution policies.  Even the coaches of the competing teams recognize that international athletic events should not be used to promote such victimization of women.”

 

Crouse concluded, “From most reports, fans at the World Cup have got the message –– real men don’t abuse women. As sex slavery has been exposed, the sex shacks and brothels have been largely shunned, and those who planned for big profits are coming up empty-handed. This is a major victory for those who care about women and children.” 

 

Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization.