Sisters

für den Ausstieg aus der Prostitution! e.V.
for the exit from prostitution! e.V. (registered association)

In times when the State fails and Germany has become the “European hub of the trafficking of women” and a destination for sex tourists, we appeal to the citizens to take action. We want to help prostitutes who are in need and/or want to exit. We want to inform about the bitter reality of prostitution.

We are there for:

  • Prostitutes seeking help
  • Sisters (and Brothers) offering active participation
  • Journalists requiring information and contacts

News From “Sisters”


Barbara-Künkelin-Award for Sabine Constabel: Laudation & Speech of thanks

On March 11th 2018 Sabine Constabel and SISTERS – For The Exit From Prostitution! e.V. were rewarded with the Barbara-Künkelin-Award of the City of Schorndorf by Mayor Matthias Klopfer. Here we publish the laudation given by Prof. Dr. Monika Barz and the speech of thanks by Sabine Constabel.

“Women are not a commodity!” – Social worker Sabine Constabel, commenting on prostitution in Germany

Yesterday there was a “Public hearing on combating human trafficking and on monitoring prostitution areas” in the Bundestag [the German parliament]. The occasion for this was a bill submitted by the CDU/CSU [Conservatives] and the FDP [Liberals], which provides, inter alia, the trade-legal monitoring of brothels. One of the experts who appeared before the Bundestag in Berlin this afternoon, was Social worker Sabine Constabel. She has been working for 20 years in the Stuttgart red light district, where she attends to prostitutes in the Café “La Strada” – and she knows the milieu. She says: “The presentation of the prostitution industry lobbyists – representing the prostitution among the miserable and destitute women as well as the forced prostitution as a regrettable marginal phenomenon within prostitution – misses reality.” Just as the draft law on commercial law. “We have in brothels quite different problems than the condition of the kitchen and the number of emergency exits,” says Constable. She calls for further measures to combat prostitution and human trafficking – according to the Swedish model. Here is her impressive speech.

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We – WHO WE ARE


We are: a social worker, a politician, a trade unionist, two journalists, a psychologist and a “voluntary” (ex-) prostitute. We are all women with years of experience working with prostitutes and for them. Now we have founded a nonprofit association: “SISTERS – for the exit from prostitution”.

For we don’t want to look away any more! Look away, while hundreds of thousands of poverty prostitutes from Eastern Europe and third-world countries and also desperate German women in prostitution are left alone in this country. Now that it’s clear that also the second reform of the Prostitution Act (ProstSchG) will protect those trading with women as commodities, but will abandon the women in prostitution, we want to act on our own!

Women in prostitution who need help or who want to exit: Please contact us!

Women who have exited prostitution and want to make their experiences available: Please contact us!

All persons and institutions are welcome that wish to become a member of our association or to support it with donations.

We are also looking for “Sisters” throughout Germany who as volunteers actively help prostituted women and assist them in leaving prostitution.

YOU – who are you?


I AM IN PROSTITUTION AND NEED HELP

Help

Mail us or give us a call. Please tell us your name (or, if desired, just your first name), your age, the city and your telephone number or email address so that we can contact you and organize appropriate help for you in your vicinity. Alternatively, we would like to refer to the 24-hour emergency number of KARO e.V.: 01739755374. You can rely on our absolute confidentiality. Please contact us!

I/WE WANT TO DONATE FOR SISTERS.

Contributions

SISTERS exists exclusively thanks to donations. We urgently need money for prostitutes in need and for the help to get out. The members of the board work voluntarily. All funds are used 100 percent for help and information. – The donations are tax-deductible. On request, we will gladly issue a donation receipt. Here you can donate.

I/WE WANT TO BECOME A PASSIVE MEMBER OF SISTERS

Passive Member

You want to become a member? Wonderful! We need as many Sisters and Brothers as possible. Passive members pay 20 Euro membership fee per year (more will be welcome!) and will be kept informed about the activities. The association holds one general meeting per year. Here you can join us.

I WANT TO BECOME AN ACTIVE SISTER.

Active Member

There are many ways to become active for SISTERS beyond passive membership. For example, by supporting us in assisting women in your city who exited prostitution: by looking for alternative job opportunities, by supporting those who exited prostitution in dealing with public authorities, by helping as translators, by distributing information material for prostitutes, by searching for and renting safe apartments etc. This does not necessarily require a specific professional qualification – life experience and empathy can be enough. We regularly offer qualification courses for future Sisters. Please contact us!

I AM A JOURNALIST LOOKING FOR INFORMATION AND CONTACTS

Journalists

We provide you with well-founded information on prostitution and human trafficking. And we can establish contacts with experts – social workers, police officers, lawyers, etc. – as well as prostitutes or ex-prostitutes. Please contact us!

I AM A PEDAGOGUE/POLITICIAN/CITIZEN AND WANT TO MAKE AN INFORMATION EVENT WITH SISTERS.

EVENTS

We are about to set up a pool of prostitution experts for informational and educational events, from psychologists and street workers to ex-prostitutes. These experts will be glad to assist you personally: at schools or educational institutions, at citizens’ and party meetings etc. Just let us know what kind of event you are looking for. Please contact us!

NONE OF THESE POINTS, BUT I WANT TO GET IN CONTACT WITH SISTERS.

TAKE ACTION – what we do


HELP

We help women in prostitution and also those who want to get out. We assist them on their way into a safe life.

QUALIFICATION

We qualify our "Sisters", ie volunteers who help prostitutes and assist them on their way out.

CONTACT POINTS

We are about to set up a nationwide network of drop-in centers for those seeking help.

Networking

We network with all interested initiatives and institutions that have goals similar to ours.

EVENTS

We arrange contacts between (ex-) prostitutes as well as other experts and institutions/initiatives who want to provide information.

MEDIA

We are at any time contact partners for the media as far as information and contacts are concerned.

POLITICS

We are contact persons for those involved in politics who really want to help women in prostitution: legally, structurally and financially.

CONTACT

SISTERS – für den Ausstieg aus der Prostitution! e.V., Postfach 150134, 70075 Stuttgart, mail@sisters-ev.de

CONTACT


BOARD OF THE ASSOCIATION

SABINE CONSTABEL

is a social worker. She has been working for 25 years with prostitutes and women who left prostitution, doing public relations and advising politics.

LENI BREYMAIER

is a trade unionist and SPD chairman in Baden-Württemberg. She has been active in women’s and social politics for many years. 

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SISTERS e.V.

SISTERS – für den Ausstieg aus der Prostitution! e.V., Postfach 150134, 70075 Stuttgart, mail@sisters-ev.de

We are on Twitter and on Facebook.

STATUTES

Here you find the statutes of SISTERS e.V..

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DONATE


I want to become a member of SISTERS e.V.

Membership form

I want my donation collected by direct debit.
Direct debit authorization

Our association is accredited as charitable. On request, we will gladly issue a donation receipt. Please send us your postal address.

I want to donate for SISTERS e.V.:

BW Bank
IBAN: DE 93 6005 0101 0004 0715 09
BIC: SOLADEST600
BLZ: 60050101, KTO-NR: 4071509

Finanzamt Stuttgart
Steuernummer: 99059/31460

INFOS – FACTS AND EVENTS