On October 23, 2015, NCOSE joined the day of global protest against Amnesty International by organizing a protest at their Washington, DC office together with Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW).
Please also checkout Amnesty Action, the organizers of the Global Protest, here.
WHY THE PROTEST?
Amnesty International’s International Board is developing a policy document that it is believed will support full decriminalization of prostitution. Decriminalization of prostitution is one of the world’s most disastrous approaches to the sex trade because: 1) it is a gift to pimps and sex buyers allowing them to carry out their activities as mere “sex business operators” and “customers,” and 2) it normalizes sexual violence and exploitation as a “job.” If approved, Amnesty’s support of decriminalized prostitution will undermine the human rights of persons in the sex trade (the majority of whom are females), and give impunity to perpetrators of sexploitation.
To learn more about NCOSE’s #NoAmnestyForPimps campaign, visit: https://endsexualexploitation.org/noamnesty/
MAP OF COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN GLOBAL PROTEST AGAINST AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
PHOTOS FROM WASHINGTON, DC PROTEST
VIDEO FROM THE WASHINGTON, DC PROTEST
“An Orwellian Moment” – Remarks by Lisa L. Thompson, Vice President of Education and Outreach, National Center on Sexual Exploitation. See written version here.
Eleanor Gaeton from Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) speaking at DC Protest
Amnesty International: Big Pimpin’
Amnesty’s New Policy Nightmare