​Upcoming Conferences & Events:
To Be Announced...
 
PAST:
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 Coalition Against Human Trafficking (SFCAHT)
San Francisco, CA-October 16, 2015
 
Breaking Free's Demand Change 2015,
May 28-30, 2015St. Paul, MN-
 
Commission on the Status of Women, 59th session
Panel: The Necessity of the Nordic Model-March 14, 2015
 
Examining The Roots of Human Trafficking and Exploitation: UCLA School of Law
January 29-30, 2015
 
JuST Conference-Shared Hope International
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.
 
Women's Opportunity Conference: Soroptimist of La Mesa
May 3, 2014-8:00 a.m-3:00 p.m.
 
North County Lifeline 2nd Annual Anti-Human Trafficking Conference 
May 3, 2014-8:00 a.m-5:00 p.m.
 
ICWJ Interfaith Summit on Ending Human Trafficking in San Diego
May 8, 2014-9:00 a.m.-12 noon
 
Lobby Day-April 8, 2014-Sacramento
 
CSW-58:  Prostitution or Sex Work? When Terminology and Legalization Collide with Human Rights 
 
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
www.jlsd.org 
 
Southwest Conference Against Trafficking
January 17-19, 2014 
Pomona, CA. 
Please visit: www.SWCAT.org
 
Angels of HT Awards Breakfast-BSCC
January 10, 2014-8-10:00 a.m.
http://www.bsccoalition.org/ 
 
CSW-57: Stakeholder's Forum: Survivors Panel, December 13, 2012
 
 
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.

Background

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

Take Action

1. Sign the Global Declaration Against this Policy:

https://docs.google.com/a/survivors4solutions.com/forms/d/1-KGCefssc5WpS80rgbXOaQYR-eTiVYisflxHo4ZoqyQ/viewform 

 

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) http://www.amnestyusa.org/events/regional-conferences/west3. 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.

 

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