Amnesty Action is a coalition of women’s group and individuals opposed to Amnesty International’s policy of full decriminalisation of the sex industry. We call on Amnesty International to support the human rights of prostituted women and girls, not to smooth the way for abusive pimps and johns to trade women’s bodies as commodities. We prioritise the rights of those women and girls over the choices of those who pay to have sex with them. We are in favour of the Nordic model, which is a
set of laws and policies penalizes the demand for commercial sex while decriminalizing individuals in prostitution and providing them with support services, including help for those who wish to exit prostitution. The Nordic model has two main goals: to curb the demand for commercial sex that fuels sex trafficking, and promote equality between men and women.
We held our first global protest on Friday, October 23 2015 to raise awareness of Amnesty’s decision to campaign for the full decriminalisation of the sex trade supporting the rights of pimps, managers, and traffickers over the safety of women and children! Members of our coalition protested outside Amnesty Headquarters across the world – from London to Australia. Others spent the day on social media raising awareness of Amnesty’s shameful decision.
We encourage people to continue writing and tweeting Amnesty International to tell them how disappointed you are in their vote to decriminalise those who profit from the commercial sex industry, including prostitution. If you were a member of Amnesty or were sending donations, please let them know why you no longer support them.
No Amnesty For Pimps Social Media Campaign
What will you share?
We have collated a number of news articles, blogs and statements from women’s organisations. These media are specifically about the decision by Amnesty International.
Our official twitter account is @NoAmnesty4Women
Remember to also use Facebook, Pinterest, Google +, Instagram, Tumblr etc.
Please be mindful when sharing blogs and articles written by exited women. They are targeted by abusive people every single day on social media. We don’t want to increase the harassment they receive as part of this campaign. If you do share blogs, don’t include their twitter name and ensure that you don’t link to personal Facebook, Instagram accounts etc.
Please sign the following:
OPEN LETTER: Global Declaration Urging Amnesty International to Uphold Human Rights — Condemning Amnesty’s Call to Decriminalize Pimps, Brothel Owners and Buyers
This map shows the countries where there will be physical protests outside of Amnesty International headquarters on October 23, 2015