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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