What is up with Amnesty International?


What on earth is up with Amnesty International?

This once highly respected organisation continues to fail to speak out against some of the worst human rights violations, and is now tipped to make a decision which could perpetuate abuses against the very people they seek to protect.

At its International Council meeting next week in Dublin, representatives from around the globe will be asked to vote on a proposal to “recognise prostitution as a human right.”

Excuse me?

Jessica Neuwirth, international human rights lawyer and co-founder of Equality Now and Donor Direct Action stated yesterday in the Guardian:

1024px-8.0995_Pattaya“Amnesty is arguing that prostitution is a matter of free choice, a stance heavily promoted by the multibillion-dollar commercial sex industry. The group is putting forth the view that sex work is compatible with the principle of gender equality and nondiscrimination, as if it were a job like any other.”

Have they seriously lost the plot?

As Neuwirth continues, she points out that such a decision would fail to take into account things such as child sex abuse, dire economic need, coercion, just to name a few of the many problems.

Not to mention that having sex with someone is obviously quite a different thing than other areas of employment, and indeed cannot be regarded on similar terms as other ‘manual labour’ jobs such as plumbing, without some serious warped thinking.

It seems that the supposedly ‘enlightened’, and ‘progressive’ views on sex that Amnesty’s leaders have is clouding their moral judgement, and is leading them to potentially support human rights abuses which they purport to defend.

This is not the first time that Amnesty’s politically correct stance has overshadowed the human rights of actual people.

Amnesty continues to shy away from tackling the barbaric practice of female genital mutilation, instead muddying the waters, and refusing to tackle head on its place in Islamic law.

These gross failures of Amnesty International to stand by its charter to protect human rights is yet another example of the degeneration of the progressive left.

When an organisation like Amnesty International is more concerned about moral posturing, ‘progressive’ views on sex, and not offending Muslims than defending actual human beings, something is very, very wrong.