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Friday, February 19 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Addressing Justice: Ensuring the Human Rights of Sex Workers by Decriminalizing Adult Prostitution

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Bella Robinson, executive director of CoyoteRI (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics) will be discussing how anti trafficking organizations are purposely conflating sex work with trafficking.

I will unravel the money and lies in anti trafficking NGOs and how they continue to follow bad policies that promote stigma and violence against sex workers.

I will give you a glimpse of the states violence against sex workers and how globally, sex workers say the majority of the violence comes from the police.

I will explain how the decriminalization of adult prostitution is a effective harm reduction model that has been proposed by Amnesty International, WHO, Lancet Institute and hundreds of other organizations.

I will explain why anti trafficking groups have failed to reduce the number of minors who are engaging in sex work to survive and discuss strategies that would support our youth and reduce minors in the sex industry.

I will explain how US sex workers are organizing. Through the efforts of "The Erotic Service Providers Legal Educational and Research Project" Sex Workers have filed a landmark law suit, claiming CA prostitution laws 647 (b) are unconstitutional. ESPLER vs GASCON

Here is a 14 minute youtube of JERALD L MOSELY former deputy attorney general discussing ESPLER vs GASCON.

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Bella Robinson

Executive Director, RI Chapter of COYOTE
Bella Robinson, a libertarian and sex worker rights activist, has worked in the sex industry for over thirty years. She is the executive director of Rhode Island chapter of COYOTE (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics) since 2009, and a member of ESPU (Erotic Service Providers Union) a... Read More →

Friday February 19, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am EST
Salon D

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