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May 25, 2016 – Amnesty International Releases New Policy on Decriminalization of Prostitution

“On Wednesday night [May 25, 2016], Amnesty International released its long-awaited policy on an incredibly contentious issue, calling on governments around the world to ‘decriminalize consensual sex work’…

The recommendation was denounced by groups whose goal is to end prostitution, which they see as a source of sexual inequality and harmful to women. Amnesty drew support from public-health advocates and activists who see decriminalization as the best means of reducing the harms associated with the sex industry, including underage prostitution, trafficking and violence. The debate will surely repeat itself, and it will almost as surely be rife with accusations of betrayal.”