Not For Sale was produced by the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) and the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) in 2006.
This documentary by filmmaker Marie Vermeiren gives voice to five survivors of prostitution, and also the UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking, Ministers of the European Parliament and representatives from CATW and EWL. Understanding that prostitution is violence against women, the film articulates the links between prostitution and trafficking. Survivors come out strongly against decriminalization or legalization of prostitution, and point out the necessity for challenging men’s demand for prostitution.
This short film (approx 25 minutes in two parts) is an excellent introduction to how prostitution works, as well as for those who want a deeper understanding of what prostitution is really like, from the perspective of survivors and advocates for alternatives to prostitution.