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Action Alert: You Can Send a Message to Amnesty International

What is a Thunderclap? Thunderclap is a tool that enables us to create a “virtual flashmob” in order to raise awareness about an issue. When you sign up you are scheduling the social media message “Prostitution is Sexploitation; Decriminalizing Helps Pimps and Sex Buyers! #NoAmnesty4Pimps #AmnestyInternational” to be posted on your Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr. These…


Amnesty International’s Effort to ‘Decriminalize’ Prostitution: ‘Gift to Sex Traffickers’

Original Source: CNS News By Barbara Hollingsworth | November 4, 2015 The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is criticizing Amnesty International’s proposal to decriminalize prostitution worldwide as “a gift to sex traffickers.” Decriminalization, the group says, will not change “the essential exploitive nature of commercial sex.” On August 11, the Amnesty International Council passed a resolution calling for the full…


Global Day of Action against Amnesty International

Statement Made at the DC Protest Against Amnesty International: “An Orwellian Moment” By Lisa L. Thompson     We are gathered here today, in solidarity with groups around the world, to voice our opposition to Amnesty International’s support of full decriminalization of prostitution. Full decriminalization of prostitution in no way rectifies the conditions of inequality,…


A Human Rights Scandal – by Kat Banyard

A Human Rights Scandal by Kat Banyard – Wednesday, October 14, 2015 The Vice President of a group that officially advised a top UN body on its prostitution policy was jailed earlier this year for sex trafficking. So why is Amnesty International about to adopt their policy proposals? On Thursday 12th March 2015, 64 year…


Join Our Protest Against Amnesty International This October 23

October 23rd there will be a protest against Amnesty International, and if you are in the DC area we invite you to come join us! WHAT: Protest Against Amnesty International WHERE:  Amnesty International Washington National Office 600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, D.C. 20003 WHEN: Friday October 23, 2015/12:00 PM-2:00 PM WHY: Amnesty International’s International Board is developing a policy…


Prostitution and “Choice”

Argument: “There is no problem with prostitution as long as it’s freely chosen.”  Response: “The debate about choice in prostitution is always focused on those with the least power and control in the whole equation: the prostituting person. It’s time to discuss the choices of those with the real power—sex buyers, pimps, corporate interests, and…


Sexual Exploitation is Nobody’s “Job.”

Argument #1: Prostitution is sex work. Response: “Sexual exploitation is nobody’s ‘job.’”   Several years ago the advocacy group Women Hurt in Systems of Prostitution (WHISPER) developed a powerful tool that communicated the extent of the harms experienced by persons in prostitution. Just what was this tool? Answer: a “job” description. Few things undermine the…