“Just Sign on The Dotted Line: The Anti Prostitution Loyalty Oath” presents a history of a policy regulating provision of foreign aid. The policy requires that recipients of USAID funds sign an oath that they will not support sex workers’ rights. This policy is a telling example of how the U.S. exports repressive ideologies through conditions set for foreign aid recipients.
Compiled for all those interested in sex workers issues and human rights, this video timeline and accompanying resources provide a comprehensive course in the history of, and resistance to the “Pledge.”
The video is a compilation of stories and responses, based on important work by organizations including Center for Health and Gender Equity-Change (genderhealth.org), the Global Network of Sex Worker Projects (nswp.org) and Asia Pacific Network of Sex Work Projects (apnsw.org). The 2006 movie, “Taking The Pledge,”(blip.tv/sexworkerspresent/taking-the-pledge-185356) introduced activists around the world to the effects, and challenges to the Anti-Prostitution Loyalty Oath.
“Call to Action on Sex Work and HIV”
Sign this “Call to Action on Sex Work and HIV” and join sex workers and allies in demanding that the U.S. Government reform laws and policies that harm sex workers domestically and globally, directly inhibiting the fight against HIV/AIDS. Your endorsement will help build a movement for change.
Join us for the “We Can End AIDS” Mobilization for Human Rights and Economic Justice on Tuesday, July 24th.