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Kate Allen

Director of Amnesty International UK

Amnesty International UK director since 2000. Regular commentator on a range of human rights issues in the written and broadcast media.
Sex Workers Have the Right to Be Free From Violence, Abuse, and Discrimination - Just Like Anyone

Sex Workers Have the Right to Be Free From Violence, Abuse, and Discrimination - Just Like Anyone Else

Essentially today, we are acknowledging that sex workers have the right to be free from violence, abuse, and discrimination. Just like anyone else. To accompany the policy's launch, we have also published four new reports looking at the plight of sex workers in Argentina, Hong Kong, Norway and Papua New Guinea. Overall the reports come to the same conclusion. Governments must do much more to protect sex workers from abuse. And criminalisation of sex work contributes to the denial and abuse of their human rights.
26/05/2016 12:36 BST