International Abolitionist Federation (IAF)

Fédération abolitionniste internationale (FAI)

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1875 London UK


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.


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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General Assembly (annual). International Committee, consisting of Chairman, 4 Vice-Chairmen, General Secretary, Treasurer, one representative of each national branch and 7 persons. Committee meetings closed.


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