Write to Amnesty International

Letter Template

Feel free to use the following letter template to send to Amnesty International and ask them to end their pro-prostitution lobbying efforts in Northern Ireland.

” To Amnesty International’s Secretary General, International Board and Secretariat:

I am shocked to learn that Amnesty International is calling for the sex industry’s prefered model of decriminalizing prostitution “in order to protect human rights.” This is an absolute outrage because prostitution is a severe violation of the human rights AI claims to protect. The decriminalization of prostitution will not eradicate but instead normalize the violence, abuse, and health and safety risks most women in the sex industry face day in, day out. Most would exit the sex industry if they could.

The Nordic Model is designed to provide the rigorous support and comprehensive services prostituted people are in need of and decriminalizes them in its legal framework. It is the only model that recognizes the vast power disparity between prostituted people and the buyers and third party profiteers. Its goal is to eradicate rather than spur the demand that drives trafficking in persons for sexual use.

You state that your “vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.” Please meet the standards you have set for yourself and lobby in favor of the Nordic Model. Stand up against the sex industry, not for it.

In Urgency,

[ … ] ”

Please send your letters to:

1. AI Secretary General
Salil Shetty, Salil.Shetty@amnesty.org

2. AI Board Members
Bernard Sintobin,
Guadalupe Rivas,
Julio Torales,
Mwikali Nzioka Muthiani,
Nicole Bieske,
Paul Divakar Nimala,
Rune Arctander,
Sandra Lutchman,
Sarah Beamish,
Vincent Adzahlie-Mensah,
internationalboard@amnesty.org

3. AI International Secretariat
(According to AI, the Secretariat is responsible for the organization’s research and campaigns), press@amnesty.org
Tel: +44-20-74135500

Fax: +44-20-79561157

Twitter: @Amnestyonline

Address:1 Easton Street, London, WC1X 0DW, UK

Tel (US member services): (212) 633- 4254,

Fax: (212) 627-1451.

4. AI “Contact Us” Page

http://www.amnesty.org.uk/contact#.UujLkfswdxC

5. General AI Email Address

sct@amnesty.org.uk

 

For a more detailed article about the issue, please click HERE.

We also recently published an open letter to AI written by Simone Andrea. Please click HERE to read her letter.

Thank you for your support!