During the week of 10 November 2005, the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) joined twenty-one other organizations deeply concerned that the "prostitution loyalty oath" in U.S. global aids policy undermines effective programming, in a friend-of-the-court brief.
In conjunction with this brief, CHANGE is releasing two new resources below.
A new CHANGE policy brief outlines the legal origins and program implications of restrictions on organizations working with commercial sex workers and victims of trafficking worldwide. The brief outlines the ways in which requirements within U.S. global AIDS and anti-trafficking policy violate public health and human rights norms and threaten to undermine HIV and human trafficking prevention efforts.
Policy Brief: Implications of U.S. Policy Restrictions on Programs Aimed at Commercial Sex Workers and Victims of Trafficking Worldwide: http://www.genderhealth.org/pubs/ProstitutionOathImplications.pdf
CHANGE also has published a timeline outlining the passage of laws, promulgation of regulations, and subsequent policy guidance applying the anti-prostitution loyalty oath to U.S. and foreign NGOs receiving U.S. global AIDS funding.
Timeline: Application of the "Prostitution Loyalty Oath" in U.S. Global AIDS Policy http://www.genderhealth.org/pubs/ProstitutionOathTimeline.pdf
More information about the "prostitution loyalty oath," including two lawsuits, can be found at: http://www.genderhealth.org/loyaltyoathsuit.php
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