Saturday 23 June 2018

Prostitution not the same as trafficking - regardless of what campaigners claim

'It truly is remarkable how quickly women’s activists will deny the rights of other women to make decisions they don’t agree with'
'It truly is remarkable how quickly women’s activists will deny the rights of other women to make decisions they don’t agree with'
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

Fresh from their clumsy support for the gay marriage referendum - a public policy decision which most non-members considered far beyond the organisation's remit - Amnesty Ireland is once more back in the spotlight.

There's no need to rehash the controversy surrounding Amnesty's role in the gay marriage debate - which prompted a rather peevish Colm O'Gorman to pen a column complaining about those who disagreed with their very public involvement - or whether they should stick to what they do best, which is making people feel good about themselves whenever they donate to what was once a non-partisan group.

This week's meeting of 500 international delegates in the City West Hotel will convene to pass a motion which asserts that: "Amnesty International is opposed to the criminalisation or punishment of activities related to the buying or selling of sex between consenting adults."

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