Monday, August 17, 2015

Sex work organisations welcomes decriminalization of sex work

Loyiso Langeni
17 August 2015

Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce, Sisonke National Movement of Sex Workers, the Women’s Legal Centre and Sonke Gender Justice in South Africa applauded Amnesty International for adopting a new policy position call for the decriminalization of sex work Internationally.

Amnesty International joins other major international and local health and human rights organizations who support the decriminalization of sex work such as the World Health Organization, UNAIDS, Human Rights Watch and locally the South African Commission for Gender Equality.

Women’s Legal Centre’s Stacey-Leigh Manoek said the adoption of the Amnesty policy will encourage the South African Law Reform commission to make progress with the project 107.

“We also hope it will encourage the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development as well as the Department of Health to publicly support the decriminalisation of sex work”  Manoek added.



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