Delegates from around the world authorized the International Board to develop and adopt a policy on the issue.“Sex workers are one of the most marginalized groups in the world who in most instances face constant risk of discrimination, violence and abuse.
Our global movement paved the way for adopting a policy for the protection of the human rights of sex workers which will help shape Amnesty International’s future work on this important issue,” said Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International.
In the context of the international women’s day and the international women’s strike we in Austria pick up this call and are part of an echo of #niunamenos. February 2017, 2 PM Place: Webster University Vienna, Praterstraße 23, 1020 Vienna Tickets can be purchased at: [email protected] We are very excited: All proceeds will be donated to LEFÖ!
Video Due to stagnating financial support, LEFÖ’s counselling for Latin American Women is facing large economic difficulties. In the context of the PRACE project "Empowerment of Migrant Women at Risk of Exploitation, Trafficking & Enslavement", there has been published a handbook for people working professionally with traffic in women. Download here: Handbook (pdf, 4 MB) In the context of the press conference with the Platform against Exploitation and Human Trafficking on January 19th, we wish to accentuate the importance of a secure residence permit for victims of traffic in women.
Furthermore, the briefing papers describe the unmet needs (pdf, 419 KB) and the challenges for survivors in rebuilding their lives (pdf, 430 KB).
The new issue of GAATW’s journal the Anti-Trafficking Review looks at ‘Forced Labour and Human Trafficking’.
More Information about the ai-resolution NSWP welcomes Amnesty International´s Policy on State Obligations to Respect, Protect, and Fulfill the Human Rights of Sex Workers: NSWP Statement (pdf, 102 KB) La Strada International welcomes Anmesty International´s policy on sex workers rigths and decriminalisation of sex work: LSI Statement (pdf, 121 KB) The goal of the study was to evaluate and monitor anti-trafficking initiatives from a survivor's perspective in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
We'd like to inform you about the currently published briefing papers of the study, which reflect on ethics and principals in the research with survivors (pdf, 357 KB).
But sex workers are still lacking legal rights and facing discrimination.
The speech from city councilor Sandra Frauenberger and the speech from the Vice President of the European Parliament, Ulrike Lunacek deeply moved the audience.
A standing ovation was given for Cristina, who through her life’s work has helped strengthen and encourage many women and migrants, for themselves as well as for achieving better living conditions.
In the context of a new cooperation between LEFÖ and the Tanzquartier Wien (TQW), the main focus of the PAROLI-Project ("Education for young, female refugees" - in the LEFÖ learning center for migrant women / as part of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education's 2016 - 2017 refugee initiative), "language and movement", will take place in the rooms of the TQW .
Additionally, the cooperation gives the possibility to view a performance and attend a dance workshop. Furthermore, it will be possible for Latin American women in LEFÖ (be it employees, learners or visitors and participants of our counselling offer) to attend a dance workshop with the Chilean-Mexican artist and dancer Amanda Piña.