The Framing of Gender Apartheid: Amnesty International and Prostitution : What would happen if every country decriminalized prostitution? Not just the few that have already disastrously done so, but what if every government legitimized pimps and brothel owners and failed to hold men accountable for purchasing human beings for sex?
The human rights organization Amnesty International voted this month to develop a policy that supports full decriminalization of prostitution — both selling and buying sex. Anti-trafficking organizations and women's rights activists in the U.S. criticized the move, but others have embraced it, including Washington Councilman David Grosso. He is now considering introducing legislation that would decriminalize prostitution in the nation's capital.
Women protested in 50 countries on October 23, united in their opposition to Amnesty International’s recommendation for full decriminalization of the sex industry, including pimps and johns. The campaign was organized by a coalition of individual women and women’s groups, collectively referred to as Amnesty Action. All these women know that where full decriminalization or legalization of the sex trade …
In August 2015, Amnesty International voted to support pimps and sex buyers rather than people in prostitution – 90% of whom are not “voluntary sex workers” but people who ended up in prostitution as a last-ditch survival alternative and who urgently want to escape it.