Statement to Amnesty International by prostitution survivors and those who have been harmed in the sex trade
This is a statement and response developed for the attention of Amnesty International leadership and grass roots membership by prostitution survivors and people who are or have been harmed in the sex trade. Although we have all experienced harm in the sex trade, we also have extensive knowledge from all perspectives, having researched thoroughly the impacts of different legal systems around the world from an objective point of view. Some of us are active Amnesty International members and are concerned about the organisations capacity to further inflict human rights violations and expand harm to women and girls - 90 percent of prostituted people are women/girls and over 99 percent of buyers are men, so this is a women’s rights issue (Sullivan 2007).Read more
News from overseas - Craigslist surrenders to legal challenge after child sex trafficking victims speak out
Trigger warning for survivors of sexual abuse
Craigslist, a popular online classifieds website, has surrendered to legal action over it’s adult services section, amid claims it facilitates prostitution and child sex trafficking. As reported in The Australian, the 'adult services' section has been removed and replaced with a black bar which says 'censored.'