A victory for#HumanRights of#sexworkers!@amnesty votes to adopt policy on decriminalization of#sexworkhttps://t.co/280tzFwE49#ICM2015
— Serra Sippel (@SerraSippel)August 11, 2015
Win said that the letter denouncing Amnesty's consideration of the new policy disappointed her. She singled out the signatures from within the entertainment industry for special criticism."These celebrities, they never faced the stigma of criminalization," she said. "They never had the police arrest them or harass them, and they don't face the violence that sex workers like us face in our daily lives."Despite support from many sex workers, the resolution's fate was unclear until Tuesday. Last week, in the face of opposition from some member sections, Amnesty staff had stressed sections of the text that underscored the group's opposition to sexual exploitation and the trafficking of sex workers.
'Most sex worker organizations are for decriminalization of sex work. Amnesty is not the first to propose this.'