Association ESE


   Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women.


Uniting a Diversity of Actors to End Sexual Exploitation of Vulnerable People: Building Bridges

January 30, 2020 - The right to be free from exploitation is a basic human right. Despite this, millions of women, girls, and other vulnerable people around the world are being sexually exploited. It is our collective responsibility to ensure everybody is able to live safe, fearless and free. Sexual exploitation is a form of sexual abuse

Sexual exploitation is when someone abuses or attempts to abuse another person’s vulnerability or their own position of power or trust for sexual purposes. They may make money, political, personal or social gains through this exploitation or benefit in other ways.

Sexual exploitation occurs on a continuum that includes many forms of coercion and predatory actions, including trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation.

Discrimination and inequality leave people vulnerable to exploitation

We do not live in an equal society. We live in a patriarchy, which is inherently unequal.


Substance Use in Women

USA NIH – National Institute on Drug Abuse

Women face unique issues when it comes to substance use, in part influenced by:

*Sex—differences based on biology

*Gender—differences based on culturally defined roles for men and women

Scientists who study substance use have discovered that women who use drugs can have issues related to hormones, menstrual cycle, fertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause. In addition, women themselves describe unique reasons for using drugs, including controlling weight, fighting exhaustion, coping with pain, and attempts to self-treat mental health problems.


Sustainable Development Goals Report - Noting Goal 5 on Gender Equality

Direct Link to Full 66-Page Sustainable Development Goals Report 2019:

GENDER EQUALITY GOAL #5 Starts on Page 32.



Fiscal Transparency

Social accountability for gender equality

Health Rights

Domestic Violence 

Legal Aid Center

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