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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/

 

 


Red Umbrella Day – International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

Red Umbrella Day is the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers and is observed annually on 17 December by sex workers, their advocates, friends, families and allies.

This year RhED will be hosting an event in St Kilda from 2pm to 4pm as an opportunity for the community to show their support for every sex workers’ right to be free from violence.

Sex workers will be creating a Red Umbrella sculpture, an important symbol for sex workers rights globally, and inviting those who attend to contribute to the collective art piece.

Please contact RhED sexworker@sexworker.org.au or phone 1800 458 752,  for further details.