Upcoming Conferences & Events:
To Be Announced...
Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation (CEASE)-CEASE & DESIST-Law Enforcement Convening, Houston, TX-March 7-10, 2016
Southwest Conference Against Trafficking-January 15-17, 2016
Register here: http://swcat.org/
San Francisco, CA-October 16, 2015
May 28-30, 2015, St. Paul, MN-
Panel: The Necessity of the Nordic Model-March 14, 2015
January 29-30, 2015
November 6-8, 2014
Law & Society Assoc. Conference: Changing the Conversation About Systems of Prostitution w/Dr. Beth Ribet, Christine Stark & Autumn Burris
May 29, 2014-12:45-2:30 p.m.
May 3, 2014-8:00 a.m-3:00 p.m.
May 3, 2014-8:00 a.m-5:00 p.m.
May 8, 2014-9:00 a.m.-12 noon
Human Trafficking Event & followed by a March & Rally-210 Maple St., then Balboa Park in San Diego
Jan. 11, 10:00 a.m.-12 noon
Southwest Conference Against Trafficking
January 17-19, 2014
Please visit: www.SWCAT.org
Angels of HT Awards Breakfast-BSCC
January 10, 2014-8-10:00 a.m.
Shame on Amnesty International
Amnesty International protects Traffickers and Sex Buyers and endorses the continued harms and violence endured by exploited individuals. This is astonishingly horrendous from a human rights organization! Please educate yourself and take action to stop this policy that violates the right of human being NOT to be bought and sold.
More to come...
1. Sign the Global Declaration Against this Policy:
2. Become a member of Amnesty International-$25.00. If you are unsure of your membership status please call 1-800-Amnesty (You need to be a member to vote)http://www.amnestyusa.org/donate-to-amnesty
3. Register for The Conference by November 16th-$15.00 (for members) Pick up your registration packet at the registration table on Nov 20th or 21st before 12pm and vote on Nov.22nd at 9:00am
4. Sign and Promote our Petition https://www.change.org/p/amnesty-international-vote-no-to-decriminalizing-pimps-brothel-owners-and-buyers-of-sex?recruiter=false&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink
5. Advocate, educate and share with your friends, colleagues on social media and in your circles.
A Call to Action to Support Survivors in Our Resolution On
Amnesty International’s “Sex Work” Policy
Reasons to vote in favor of our resolution against Amnesty International’s current policy to decriminalize all aspects of the sex trade
Research used to justify the resolution was one-sided and incomplete. It recommends full decriminalization, but did not perform research in countries that have decriminalized the sex trade, like Germany and the Netherlands, which have experienced increases in illegal prostitution and trafficking to meet high demand for legal prostitution
Though the resolution will have widespread impact, not all members were consulted during the research process
A number of Amnesty country sections, including AI France and AI Sweden, have publicly expressed their opposition to this policy. The Women’s Group of Amnesty Norway has seceded from AI Norway in reaction to the ICM vote to adopt the decision in August 2015
The decision is short-sighted as it focuses on those currently in prostitution but does not consider the future impact for those at risk for exploitation
Amnesty International did not consult many survivors of the sex trade and their organizations, which have called for decriminalization of only prostituted persons, and not brothel-keeping, pimping and buyers of sex
The research failed to consult global grassroots and front-line organizations that serve prostituted women. Longtime supporters of Amnesty are unhappy with this decision, including well-known human right activists such as President Jimmy Carter and Gloria Steinem