07 Jul '11, 8pm

Victory for global health! Court overturns anti-prostitution pledge: via @Care2Causes

Victory for global health! Court overturns anti-prostitution pledge: via @Care2Causes

Why This Decision is Good for Women, NGOs, and the Global Battle Against HIV Yesterday, a federal appeals court in New York ruled that the US cannot force organizations to formally pledge to denounce prostitution and sex trafficking in order to receive US funding for HIV and AIDS work. This is a significant victory for the global health community. Why is this good news? Because the policy—commonly known as the “anti-prostitution pledge” —is flawed. The pledge requires all organizations—American or foreign—that receive US funds to fight HIV and AIDS abroad to adopt a formal position condemning prostitution and trafficking. I have been involved with international development organizations focused on HIV and AIDS. I have never met anyone in the development community who is not firmly opposed to—or horrified by—trafficking. There are few issues that bring such universal abhorr...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/victory-court-overturns-anti-...

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