STOPAIDS Position Paper Supporting the Full Decriminalisation of Sex Work
Since we first started in 1986, STOPAIDS has advocated for a human rights-based approach to ending AIDS. We have particularly focused on promoting the human rights of key population groups who are disproportionately impacted by HIV – including sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender people and people who use drugs.
In this paper, we explicitly add our support to the sex workers’ movement, which has long been campaigning for full decriminalisation. STOPAIDS cannot afford to be ambiguous or shy about our position. We are committed to implementing our programmes, policies and advocacy in line with this decriminalisation position, and we encourage the sex workers’ movement to hold us to account on this.
You can read our position paper online here.