Strasbourg, 12.11.2002 - The Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe is holding a colloquy on migration connected with trafficking in women and prostitution in The Hague (Netherlands) on 14 and 15 November. The colloquy aims to analyse the causes of this type of trafficking, which is the third most profitable form of trade after drugs and arms trafficking, as well as the situation in countries of origin (Russia and the Baltic states), in countries of transit (Central Europe and the Balkans) and practical examples in the Netherlands. Participants include Elena Tiuriukanova, from the Moscow Centre for Gender Studies, Peter Schatzer, Director of the International Organization for Migration, Marieke van Doornick, from the Institute for Policy Advice and Research regarding Prostitution, and Krystina Rode Draad, member of the Netherlands Prostitutes Union, a victim of trafficking and currently the co-ordinator of the East Europe Project. At the end of the colloquy, committee members will visit the prostitution districts of The Hague and the "De Rode Draad" (the red road) Foundation in Amsterdam and the Prostitution Information Centre. The colloquy will contribute to the report which Ans Zwerver (Netherlands, SOC) will present to the Assembly at the beginning of 2003. Venue: First Parliamentary Chamber, Binnenhof 22, The Hague. Tel.: +31 70 312 92 00 ; Fax: +31 70 312 38 68. The colloquy is open to the press. Contact : Francesc Ferrer, Parliamentary Assembly Communication Unit Mobile: +33 6 07 42 77 45 Press Release Parliamentary Assembly Communication Unit Ref: 568a02 Tel: +33 3 88 41 33 35 Fax :+33 3 90 21 41 34 Assembly.email@example.com internet: www.coe.int/press The Parliamentary Assembly brings together 612 members from the 44 national parliaments of member states. President: Peter SCHIEDER (Austria, SOC); Secretary General of the Assembly: Bruno HALLER. Political Groups: SOC (Socialist); EPP/CD (European People's Party/Christian Democrat); EDG (European Democratic Group); LDR (Liberal, Democratic and Reformers' Group); UEL (United European Left).
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