What’s Current: Survivors speak out against Amnesty International’s pro-prostitution policy

Survivors speak out against Amnesty International’s policy supporting the decriminalization of pimps and johns. In her message to Amnesty, Alisa Bernard, survivor and Board Member at Organization of Prostitution Survivors, says:

“Demand for commercial sex leads to prostitution… You say that you’re opposed to sex trafficking, but by adopting this policy, you are promoting prostitution. You are promoting the expansion of the market that will increase sex trafficking.”

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Meghan Murphy
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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, I-D, Truthdig, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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