This is a letter I received from the United Nations on why they are backing the decriminalisation of prostitution.
Thank you for your email messages and for your engagement in this important global challenge: how can the world reduce human rights violations while improving health outcomes in the context of sex work?
Let me start by underlining that efforts to combat sexual exploitation and human trafficking are critical to both protect human rights and to advance the AIDS response. To these ends, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) supports the implementation of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children.
We see as crucial, efforts focused on the identification and criminal prosecution of individuals and criminal networks that exploit and abuse sex workers through force…
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