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Decriminalise sex work … it’s time

On Friday 18 December at Trades Hall, Carlton 1-2pm, RhED begins the conversation about decriminalising the sex industry in Victoria. This event is hosted by Inner South Community Health Service.

Martin Foley, MP, Fiona Patten, MP and Jane Green, VIXEN will be speaking.

No person’s human or civil rights should be violated on the basis of their trade, occupation work, calling or profession.

Stigma, discrimination and criminalisation make violence against people who work in the sex industry is unacceptable.


Amnesty International vote yes to decriminalisation!

“Sex workers are one of the most marginalized groups in the world who in most instances face constant risk of discrimination, violence and abuse. Our global movement paved the way for adopting a policy for the protection of the human rights of sex workers which will help shape Amnesty International’s future work on this important issue,” said Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International.

The resolution recommends that Amnesty International develop a policy that supports the full decriminalization of all aspects of consensual sex work. The policy will also call on states to ensure that sex workers enjoy full and equal legal protection from exploitation, trafficking and violence.”

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2015/08/global-movement-votes-to-adopt-policy-to-protect-human-rights-of-sex-workers/