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Kronologi over fredssagen og international politik 15. december
1920 / Time Line December 15, 1920
14. December 1920, 16. December 1920
Kvindesagsforkæmperen og pacifisten Henni Forchhammer taler
som den første kvinde i Folkeforbundets plenarforsamling mod
hvid slavehandel, handel med kvinder og børn.
Kilde: Rigsdagstidende, 1920-1921 Tillæg AII
Woman rights champion and pacifist Henni Forchhammer is
speaking as the first woman in the League of Nations session
against white slave trafficking, trafficking in women and
Source: Journal of [the Danish] parliament, 1920-1921
Appendix AII column 5444-5445.
'The Council of the League of Nations having examined the
memorandum by the Secretary-General on the suppression of the
traffic in women and children, and the report by his Excellency M.
da Cunha, the Brazilian representative, agrees to the appointment
of an officer, attached to the Secretariat, whose special duty it
will be to keep in touch with all matters relative to the white
slave traffic. No immediate steps will therefore be taken by the
League till the recommendations of the international conference for
the suppression of the white slave traffic have been submitted.
Mile. Henni Forchhammer (Denmark) expressed her great satisfaction
that the League was assuming responsibility in this very grave
question. She proposed the insertion of the word "especially" in
the resolution so as to provide for aid to "the women who have been
deported during the War, especially the Armenian women, but also
Greek women, Syrian women and women of other nationalities have
been in captivity since 1915."
Source: The First Assembly of the League of Nation p.
In: A League of Nations. Vol. IV, No. 1. Double
number. February, 1921. - 220 s. Published Bimonthly by the World
Peace Foundation, Boston, Mass.
Se also: Den hvide slavehandel. Bekæmpelse af handel med
kvinder 1900 – 1950.
'The current debate on trafficking in women has a historical
parallel. Around 1900 white slavery was discussed intensely, and
philanthropists and feminists became involved in combating this
phenomenon. The conventions of 1904 and 1910 were results of this
effort. After the establishment of the League of Nations in 1920,
the battle was intensified and the Danish women Henni Forchhammer,
Estrid Hein, Karen Jeppe and Martha Malthe came to play an
exceptional role in this work. Important milestones were the new
conventions of 1921 and 1933 and the comprehensive studies of 1927
and 1932. This work was continued under the auspices of the UN, and
the convention of 1949 has formed the basis of the international
work on combating trafficking in women today'. In:
Kvinder, Køn & Forskning nr. 3 2001. Sex til salg -
Société des Nations: Convention internationale
pour la suppression de la traite des femmes et des enfants
Genève, le 30 septembre 1921 / League of Nations:
International Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in
Women and Children. Adopted on 30 September 1921, entered into
force on 15 June 1922. (Communique au Conseil, aux Membres de la
Societe et aux Delegues a I'Assemblee.] Genève, le 31 mars
1922.- 137 pp. -
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