International Abolitionist Federation (IAF)

Fédération abolitionniste internationale (FAI)

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History

1875, London (UK), as 'British and Continental Federation'. Previously also referred to as British, Continental and General Federation for the Abolition of the Government Regulation of Vice. Present title adopted 1896. Constitution amended 30 Sep 1960. Reconstituted 21 Mar 1972, when registered in accordance with French law. Statutes currently under modification. No activities reported since 2008.

Aims

Seek to abolish organization and exploitation of prostitution of others and of trafficking in persons, and to eliminate the causes of prostitution and trafficking; oppose regulation of prostitution by public authorities as a legal or tolerated institution, this being contrary to social justice, public health and the rights of the individual; promote social rehabilitation of persons engaged in prostitution and victims of traffic in persons.

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Activities

Works for the ratification of international conventions supporting children's rights and suppressing traffic in persons and the exploitation of prostitution of others. Campaigns against sexual tourism. Organizes regional conferences.

Structure

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Languages

English, French.

Staff

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (General); International Labour Organization (ILO) (Special List); United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 9 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Sex-Related Questions
  • Societal Problems
    • Abolition

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

UIA Org ID

C1122

Last News Received

2008
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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