Sex Worker Rights Advocates Protest U.S. at United Nations

Recommendation 86 by PJ Starr

The San Francisco Bay Area Sex Worker Film & Arts Festival launches it’s archival collection of screened work with a video screening of “Recommendation 86” by PJ Starr http://www.sexworkerfest.com/videos/video_type/recommendation-86/

This important video and campaign led by by U.S. sex worker rights groups, Best Policy Practices, Desiree Alliance and and Sex Workers Outreach Project-NY puts forth the obligation to “…ensure access to public services paying attention to the special vulnerability of sexual workers to violence and human rights abuses.”

This week Monica Jones, a human rights advocate and transgender woman of color from Phoenix, AZ, speaks before the United Nation in Geneva, about how these issues have directly impacted her own life.

Visit Best Practices Policy Project for ongoing reports about the progress of sex worker rights advocacy and Recommendation 86 at the following links:

PRESS RELEASE: U.S. SEX WORKER RIGHTS ACTIVISTS TO ADVOCATE BEFORE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
http://www.bestpracticespolicy.org/2015/03/12/press-release-geneva-2015/

Update February 2015
http://www.bestpracticespolicy.org/2015/02/16/update-on-the-united-nations-upr-process/

Media reports also highlighted this week’s events as sex worker rights advocates protest the   U.S. failure in obligations to protect sex workers.

http://news.kgnu.org/2015/03/human-rights-advocates-say-us-has-failed-in-its-obligations-to-protect-human-rights-of-sex-workers/

http://www.nswp.org/news/sex-worker-advocates-speak-un-panel

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