March 8th Protest of Amnesty International

Please join us.

Amnesty International UK are proposing to adopt a policy position which advocates for the decriminalisation of punters and pimps across the world. Further to this, a pimp who held a leadership role in the organisation is claiming that he was the instigator and driver of the policy. Amnesty is currently consulting with members and other groups about the proposed policy. If you would like to take part in the consultation by opposing Amnesty’s support of pimps and punters rights, please come along and show your opposition on March 8th.

The 8th of March is International Women’s Day and Million Women Rise in the UK. We are organising this protest to take place after the Million Women Rise march (and immediately before the after party) at the London Amnesty head office, which is only a 20 minute walk from the MWR after party, so women can protest and then head to the after party afterwards.

Hosted by Abolish Prostitution Now and Radfem UK

Endorsed by: SPACE International, Survivors for Solutions, Edmonton Small Press Association, Julie Bindel, Spinifex PressOrganizing for Women’s Liberation, Feminist Current, The Sisterhood Is Global Institute, Robin Morgan, Melissa Farley and Prostitution Research and Education, Manchester Feminist Network, Ruhama, Geneviève Gilbert-Quach from the  Pink Cross Foundation Australia
(please add your endorsement by messaging us the name of you or your group)

JOIN THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE BY CLICKING HERE

1604389_10151892449197694_524294618_n

1624597_10201307986282072_2070812761_n

Advertisements

7 thoughts on “March 8th Protest of Amnesty International

    • Also women who aren’t sex workers experience the sexual objectification attitude and behaviour because of the industry. I think we should protect sex workers but also accept its not all rosie, trafficking, grooming, pedophilia, being poor, alcohol and drugs…. there’s alot of bad in there that can’t be dismissed that this industry contributes to.

  1. Pingback: March 8th Protest of Amnesty International | #P...

  2. But making prostitution illegal is likely to make the lives of many women in prostitution even worse, as their (quite possibly abusive) work will be forced further underground. For example, making buying sex illegal may well turn away the “nicer” clients and force prostitutes towards much nastier criminals.

    The solution isn’t an easy-to-do blanket ban, but in creating opportunities for the prostitutes that want to to get out, and encouraging them to do so.

  3. But making prostitution illegal is likely to make the lives of many women in prostitution even worse, as their (quite possibly abusive) work will be forced further underground. For example, making buying sex illegal may well turn away the “nicer” clients and force women towards much nastier criminals.

    IMHO the solution isn’t an easy-to-do blanket legal ban, but in creating opportunities for the women that want to to get out, and encouraging them to do so.

Join the discussion...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s