R4C endorsed response of sex workers organisations:

Rights4Change endorsed the response of sex worker movements, organisations and allies across the world to a petition of Equality Now. 
In September 2013, Equality Now initiated a petition addressing the United Nations.  Among other demands, the petition urges the UN to withdraw its support for the decriminalisation of sex work, and support a “partial criminalisation” legal model of sex work called the “Swedish Model”. 
Sexworkers organisations dismay this petition. In their response they wish to draw attention to three main fallacies it contains: i.) conflating sex work and trafficking; ii.) the decriminalisation of sex work makes sex workers more vulnerable, and iii) the UN did not listen to sex workers in their recommendations for decriminalisation.  

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