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Washington Times: Amnesty International panel seeks legal rights for sex workers

By Cheryl Wetzstein Original Source: Washington Times Women and men who engage in consensual sex work should be given the highest possible respect and protections, a panel of top human rights leaders declared Tuesday. Their agreement — which supports the full decriminalization of all aspects of noncoerced adult sex work — was approved in a…

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Statement: Amnesty International Votes to Decriminalize Exploitation

Statement by NCOSE Executive Director, Dawn Hawkins Washington, DC – Amnesty International, the human rights group, voted on August 11, 2015, to adopt a policy in favor of decriminalizing prostitution. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) denounces this decision as irresponsible advocacy in favor of a system that does immense and indelible harm to women, children,…

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Message to Amnesty International: Don’t Aid Sex Traffickers

Statement by NCSE Executive Director, Dawn Hawkins  Washington, DC (07/29/15) – Amnesty International, the human rights group, will soon consider a new policy that supports the global decriminalization of prostitution. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCSE) joins many organizations and individuals, from the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) to celebrities like Meryl Streep…

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