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Sex workers ‘need protection’

 
September 10th 2015
 

Amnesty International has passed a vote to support the decriminalisation of consensual sex workers.

It claims the decision recognises the need to protect the human rights of sex workers.

“Sex workers are one of the most marginalized groups in the world who in most instances face constant risk of discrimination, violence and abuse,” said Salil Shetty, secretary-general of Amnesty International.

The move has been welcomed by many sex workers and their supporters, who believe that it will make their lives safer.

However, others have criticised the move, including celebrities Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet, who say the proposal legitimises the abuse of women and further fuels sex trafficking.

 
 
 

September/October 2015

 

Contents

Birthday wishes!

Soup run stories

Need to know: 10 years on

Looking at the horizon

Livin’ it up in the Barras

Girl; looking for home

Bin deaths concerns

Stop and search targeted

Tent protestors face jail

Welfare reforms investigated

Right to buy ‘needs re-think’

See Me? I’m a prisoner

Smoking is a middle age issue

More families forced from city

Anti-begging poster outrage

Sex workers ‘need protection’

Fast food snub

Opinion: the Pavement has an important message

 

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