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An Urgent Appeal to Amnesty International
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August 2015 Follow on Twitter Follow on Facebook Forward to a Friend

An Urgent Appeal to Amnesty International

At its summit in Dublin next week, Amnesty International will vote on a policy endorsing the global decriminalization of “sex work.” Shockingly, this could eventually expand to cover all facets of commercial sex—including sex-buying, brothel-owning, and “pimping.” 
 
Demand Abolition stands with human rights activists and organizations from around the world opposing this policy. While we actively support efforts to protect prostituted people from prosecution, offering the same amnesty to their exploiters only serves to legitimize the sexual exploitation of hundreds of thousands of people, especially women and children.
 
We urge you to watch President Jimmy Carter’s appeal to Amnesty International and sign his petition asking them to reconsider.
 


For those who are active on Twitter, please share these messages with your followers:
 
Like @Amnesty, I support decriminalizing prostituted people...but NOT their pimps, who fuel #violenceagainstwomen. #questionsforamnesty
 

@Amnesty: Sex buying is not a victimless crime. It deprives vulnerable people of their basic human rights. #NoAmnesty4Pimps
 

Violence is the one of the predominant causes of death among prostituted people. http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/159/8/778.full #NoAmnesty4Pimps @Amnesty
 

When sex is paid for, the buyer is often the only one with the real choice. @Amnesty, I support victims, not exploiters. #NoAmnesty4Pimps
 

.@Amnesty: Legalizing commercial sex exploits thousands of vulnerable adults and trafficked children. #NoAmnesty4Pimps #Questionsforamnesty
 
 
Thank you for joining us in this urgent matter. Together, we can prevent the world’s leading human rights organizations from making a terrible mistake.
 
For more information on Amnesty’s policy please visit demandabolition.org
 

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