Last updated on: 2/4/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Australian Federation of AIDS Organizations (AFAO) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“1 Sex work should be subject to the same legal frameworks as other industries and occupations. The sex industry should be regulated through standard business, planning and industrial law and policy.

2 Sex workers should be closely involved in the development and implementation of all new policies and laws affecting their industry….

3 Laws regulating sex work should address health and safety objectives as a priority….

4 Laws and policies should be framed in a human rights context, and in particular should avoid measures which might contribute to the stigma associated with sex work or increase sex workers’ vulnerability to exploitation or disadvantage…. “

Letter to Tasmanian Department of Justice, Mar. 17, 2004

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“National federation for the HIV community response. We provide leadership, coordination and support to the national policy, advocacy and health promotion response to HIV/AIDS. Internationally we contribute to the development of effective policy and programmatic responses to HIV/AIDS at regional and global levels.”

www.afao.org.au, Feb. 9, 2007

Mission:

None found

Other:
National federation of community based organizations
Quoted in:
  1. Should Health Checks Be Mandatory for Prostitutes?