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Organizations Protesting Bush Anti-Prostitution Policy

Source (original letter)

The following organizations have signed on to a letter to the Bush administration, a letter to the Bush administration, protesting the sex worker rights gag order. This letter was endorsed by over 200 organizations and individuals concerned that U.S. anti-HIV/AIDS and anti-trafficking efforts will be severely undermined by policies restricting the range of interventions that can be used to protect the lives and health of women and men in prostitution, and of trafficked persons.


Organizations: United States
ACT UP East Bay, Oakland, CA, USA
ACT UP New York, NY, USA
Action Canada for Population and Development, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Advocates for Youth, Washington, DC, USA
Africa Action, Washington, DC, USA
AIDS Action Council, Washington, DC, USA
AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Chicago IL, USA
AIDS Project Los Angeles, CA, USA
AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland, Cleveland, OH, USA
American Academy of HIV Medicine, Washington, DC, USA
American Humanist Association, Washington, DC, USA
American Jewish World Service, New York, NY, USA
amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research), New York, NY , USA
Amnesty International USA, New York, NY, USA
Best Practices Policy Project, Washington, DC, USA
Boston Consortium for Gender, Security and Human Rights, Boston, MA, USA
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, Montreal, Canada
Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women, Ottawa, Canada
Canadian Society for International Health, Ottawa, Canada
Catholics for a Free Choice, Washington, DC, USA Catholics for a Free Choice-Canada, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Catholics Speak Out, Quixote Center, Brentwood, MD, USA
Center for Health and Gender Equity, Takoma Park, MD, USA
Center for Reproductive Rights, New York, NY, USA
Center for Women Policy Studies, Washington, DC, USA
Center for Women's Global Leadership, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Central Conference of American Rabbis, New York, NY, USA
CHAMP (Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project), New York, NY, USA
Chicago Recovery Alliance, Chicago IL, USA
Choice USA, Washington, DC, USA
Columbia University Social Intervention Group, New York, NY, USA
Drug Overdose Prevention and Education Project, San Francisco, CA, USA
Episcopal Church, USA
Eve & The Snake, New York, USA and Brasilia, Brazil
Family Care International, New York, USA
Feminist Majority Foundation, Arlington, VA, USA
Foundation for Integrative AIDS Research, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gay Men's Health Crisis, New York, NY, USA
General Board of Church and Society, United Methodist Church, Washington, DC, USA
Global AIDS Alliance, Washington, DC, USA
Global Campaign for Microbicides, Washington, DC, USA
Global Fund for Women, San Francisco, CA, USA
Global Philanthropy Partnership, Chicago, IL, USA
Global Rights, Washington, DC, USA
GW Student Global AIDS Campaign, Washington DC, USA
Gynuity Health Projects, New York, NY, USA
Harm Reduction Coalition, New York, NY, USA
Harm Reduction Project, Denver / Salt Lake City, USA
Health Equity Project, New York, NY, USA
Health GAP (Global Access Project), New York, NY, USA
Hepatitis, AIDS, Research Trust, Florence, CO, USA
HIV Advocacy Council of Oregon and SW Washington, Portland, OR, USA
HIV Resource Center, Roseburg, OR, USA
Huairou Commission, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Human Rights Watch, New York, NY, USA
Institute for Community Research, Hartford, CT, USA
International Council of AIDS Service Organizations, Toronto, ON, USA
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, New York, NY, USA
International Planned Parenthood Federation, Western Hemisphere Region, New York, NY, USA
International Rescue Committee, New York, NY, USA
International Sex Worker Foundation for Art, Culture and Education, Panorama City, CA, USA
International Women's Health Coalition, New York, NY, USA
Ipas, Chapel Hill, NC, USA and 11 country offices worldwide
Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund, Inc., New York, NY, USA
MADRE, An International Women's Human Rights Organization, New York, NY, USA National Asian Pacific American WomenÝs Forum, Washington DC, USA
National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH), Washington, DC, USA
National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA-US), Silver Spring, MD, USA
National Coalition of American Nuns, USA
National Council of Jewish Women, New York, NY, USA
National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association, Washington, DC, USA
National Lesbian and Gay Task Force, USA PATH, USA
Physicians for Human Rights, Cambridge, MA, USA
Project Inform, San Francisco, CA, USA
Religious Consultation on Population, Reproductive Health and Ethics, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women, Kailua, HI, USA
Search For A Cure, Boston, MA, USA
Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center, New York, NY, USA
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, New York, NY, USA
SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective, Atlanta, GA, USA
Street Works, Nashville, TN, USA
Student Campaign for Child Survival, Washington, DC, USA
Student Global AIDS Campaign, Washington, DC, USA
Treatment Action Group (TAG), New York, NY, USA
Union for Reform Judaism, New York, NY, USA
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, USA
Washington Office on Africa, Washington, DC, USA
WATER (Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual), Silver Spring, MD, USA
WEDO (Women's Environment & Development Organization), New York, NY, USA
Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children, New York, NY, USA
Women's World Organization for Rights, Literature and Development (Women's WORLD), New York, NY, USA

Organizations: International


Africa
AIDS Law Project, Centre for Applied Legal Studies, Wits University, South Africa
BAOBAB for Women's Human Rights, Lagos, Nigeria
Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
Greater Nelspruit Rape Intervention Program, Mpumalanga, South Africa
International Centre for Reproductive Health and Sexual Rights, Nigeria
National Forum of People Living with HIV/AIDS Networks in Uganda, Kampala, Uganda
Resource Centre Library, Institute of Training and Education for Capacity-building, East London, South Africa
SWEAT (Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce), Cape Town, South Africa
Youth Empowered to Succeed, Kisumu, Kenya

Asia and Pacific
Action for REACH OUT, Hong Kong, China
Alternate Visions, Bangkok, Thailand
Asia Pacific Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS, Bangkok, Thailand
Australian AIDS Fund Incorporated, Melbourne, Australia
Australian Reproductive Health Alliance, Deakin, Canberra, Australia
Center for the Study of Sexualities, National Central University, Chungli, Taiwan
Centre for Feminist Legal Research, New Delhi, Delhi Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS, Delhi, India
Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (Sonagachi Project), Kolkata, India
Empowering Women to Fight AIDS in Asia, Islamabad, Pakistan
Family Planning Association of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
Freedom Foundation-India, Centers of Excellence, Substance Abuse & HIV/AIDS, Bangalore, India
Friends of Hope PLWHA NGO, Pokhara, Nepal
HuMaNis Foundation, Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
International Secretariat of the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW), Bangkok, Thailand
Lawyers Collective HIV/AIDS Unit, New Delhi, India
MTAAG+ (Positive Malaysian Treatment Access & Advocacy Group), Malaysia
Nari Unnayan Shakti (Women's Power for Development), Dhaka, Bangladesh
National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS-Australia, Australia
National Association of PLHWHA in Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal
Network of Sex Work Projects, Hong Kong
Pelangi Community Foundation, Batu Caves, Malaysia
RISE, Peshawar, Pakistan
SANGRAM (Sampada Grameen Mahila Sanstha), Sangli, India
Solidaritas Perempuan (Women Solidarity for Human Rights), Jakarta, Indonesia
TARSHI (Talking About Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues), New Delhi, India
TREAT Pokhara, Nepal
Zi Teng, Hong Kong, China


Europe/Central Asia
AIDS Action Europe, the Pan European NGO Partnership on HIV and AIDS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
AIDS Foundation East-West, Moscow, Russia
AIDS Information & Support Center, Tallinn, Estonia
All-Ukrainian Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS, Kiev, Ukraine
Anti Trafficking Center, Belgrade, Serbia CABIRIA, Lyon, France
Child in Need Institute International, Italy
CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality, The Netherlands
Comitato per i Diritti Civili delle Prostitute Onlus, Pordenone, Italy
Droits et libert╚s dans les Eglises, France
European AIDS Treatment Group, Brussels, Belgium
Foundation La Strada, Programme for Prevention of Trafficking in Central and Eastern Europe, Bosnia and Herzegovina
GAT (Grupo Portugu═s de Activistas sobre Tratamentos de VIH/SIDA), Lisbon, Portugal
GNP+ (Global Network of People living with HIV/AIDS), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Grupo de Trabajo sobre Tratamientos del VIH, Barcelona, Spain
HDN (Health & Development Networks), Dublin, Ireland
Health and Social Development Foundation, Sofia, Bulgaria
Health Education Association NGO, Yerevan, Armenia
Hope, Sofia, Bulgaria
Humanist Committee for Human Rights, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Humanist Institute for Co-operation with Developing Countries, The Hague, Netherlands International Community of Women living with HIV/AIDS, London, United Kingdom
International Drug Policy Consortium, London, United Kingdom
International La Strada Association, Amersfoort, T Netherlands
International Planned Parenthood Federation, London, United Kingdom
Irish Family Planning Association, Dublin, Ireland
John Mordaunt Trust, London, United Kingdom
La Strada Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic
LEF¸ Beratung, Bildung und Begleitung fŞr Migrantinnen (Counselling, Education and Support for Migrant Women), Vienna, Austria Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany, Cologne, Germany
NGO ýTRUST,ţ Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Russian Harm Reduction Network, Moscow, Russia
Until the Violence Stops, London, United Kingdom
We Are Church-YOUTH, Cologne & Munich, Germany
Women for Women's Human Rights - New Ways, Istanbul, Turkey
Women in Black, Belgrade, Serbia
World Population Foundation, Hilversum, Netherlands

Latin America
Accion Ciudadana Contra el SIDA, Caracas, Venezuela
Agua Buena Human Rights Association, San Jose, Costa Rica Cat█licas por el Derecho a Decidir, C█rdoba, Argentina
Ecuadorian Coalition of People Living with HIV/AIDS, Ecuador
Foundation for Studies and Research on Women, Argentina
Huellas+, Quito, Ecuador
Intercambios Asociaci█n Civil, Buenos Aires, Argentina
International Council of Jewish Women, Montevideo, Uruguay
Latin American and Caribbean Council of AIDS Service Organizations, Caracas, Venezuela
Red Argentina de Reducci█n de DaĎos
(Argentinean Harm Reduction Network), Buenos
Aires, Argentina

Middle East/North Africa

Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, Egypt Persepolis Harm Reduction NGO, Tehran, Iran