All forms of sexual exploitation are a violation of fundamental human rights and human dignity. Commercial sexual exploitation is gender-based violence and a public health crisis made possible by unethical and ungrounded male entitlement, which disproportionately affects the most vulnerable among us. We oppose language and law that allows for the dehumanization of people who have been commercially sexually exploited. We support the adoption of an international Convention Against Commercial Sexual Exploitation. We support the passage of local, state, and international laws that recognize the intersections of all forms of commercial sexual exploitation including, but not limited to prostitution, pornography, stripping, and trafficking as violations of basic human rights. This recognition and the principles laid out within the Convention should inform all legislation created by this convening of world leaders going forward. We appreciate and recognize all reforms, while remaining steadfast in this principled commitment toward abolition. These efforts must rely on the leadership, guidance, and voice of survivors. For more information for Ending Sexual Exploitation 2025, please go to article: http://www.cartercenter.org/news/pr/world-summit-recommendations-May2015.html
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