A crucial vote to protect the human rights of sex workers was passed in August 2015 in Dublin at Amnesty International’s decision-making forum, the International Council Meeting (ICM). Delegates from around the world authorized the International Board to develop and adopt a policy on the issue.
“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. More Information about the ai-resolution
NSWP welcomes Amnesty International´s Policy on State Obligations to Respect, Protect, and Fulfill the Human Rights of Sex Workers: NSWP Statement (pdf, 102 KB)
La Strada International welcomes Anmesty International´s policy on sex workers rigths and decriminalisation of sex work: LSI Statement (pdf, 121 KB)