Third World Movement Against the Exploitation of Women (TW MAE W)

Mouvement du Tiers-monde contre l'exploitation des femmes
Movimiento del Tercer Mundo contra la Explotación de la Mujer

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10 Dec 1980, Manila (Philippines), as result of protests against organized sex tours from Japan.


Respond in a concerted and sustained way to general and particular cases of exploitation of women; conduct action-oriented research; bring to light women's issues; initiate or support international protests and mobilize affiliated and interested groups to act together; carry out educational campaigns; provide services for women in distressed situations; collaborate and seek assistance from domestic and international organizations; build international solidarity among women.

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Serves as a networking organization focusing attention on issues such as: sex tourism; military prostitution; ship prostitution; marriage bureaux; migrant workers; child prostitution; women workers; religious oppression of women; the importation of entertainers. Brings Third World feminist perspective to peace, environment and development issues. Runs Belen Drop-in Centres for prostitutes, Nazareth Growth Home for those who opt out of prostitution, Bethany Transition Home and offers an ALL programme (Alternative Lifestyle and Livelihood). Holds conferences, workshops, consultations and meetings; maintains a databank on women resources.


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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros B).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 85 countries
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Women
  • Societal Problems
    • Maltreatment

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 5: Gender Equality



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