Punish the client, not the prostitute 

Prostitution should be tackled by punishing not the prostitutes, but their clients, says a draft resolution to be debated on Monday and voted on Wednesday. With a view to International Women’s Day on 8 March, MEPs will also call on the European Commission, in a resolution to be voted on Tuesday, to table measures by the end of 2014 to prevent gender-based violence against women.

Debate: Monday, 24 February debate on violence and debate on prostitution

Votes: Tuesday, 25 February (Honeyball) and Wednesday, 26 February (Parvanova)

Procedure: Initiative pursuant to TFEU Article 225 (Parvanova) and Non-legislative resolution (Honeyball)

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