Register Now: SRI and NSWP side event at the HRC 56: Decriminalising Sex Work: A Human Rights Imperative

Published on June 17, 2024
Event date

24 June 2024 - 15h00 - 16h00 CET
In person: Room XXV, Palais des Nations

Multiple human rights mechanisms have reaffirmed and recommended to states that decriminalising sex work is a necessary pre-condition to the full realisation of human rights including but not limited to sexual and reproductive health and rights. Amongst the many principles that underpin the need to decriminalise sex work is the framework of the right to bodily autonomy, which highlights that consent and autonomy of all people are fundamental while making laws and policies. The side event will showcase evidence from sex worker movements on the human rights imperative to decriminalise sex work if states want to respect, protect and fulfil all human rights of everyone.