India’s Victim of Prostitution and Poverty Alliance (VOPPA) and Survivor Speak, Maine, US speak out to Amnesty International.

8 Aug

eachone

India’s Victim of Prostitution and Poverty Alliance (VOPPA)
and Survivor Speak, Maine, US
has written to Amnesty International asking them to
stand by marginalized girls and women and not support pimps and brothel keepers.
Victims of Prostitution and Poverty Alliance
1 No Shastitala Road
Watgunge Police Station
Kidderpore
Kolkata-700023

Dear Amnesty India,

We are members of the Victims of Prostitution and Poverty Alliance in India. We would like Amnesty International to include our right not to be prostituted in their upcoming resolution. We are from the most marginalized section of society. We are poor, female and low-caste, often from groups labeled as nomadic tribes under British colonialism and from minority religions.

We would like Amnesty to recognize that our prostitution is an absence of choice and not a choice. We request you as Amnesty India to take into account the lived experiences of the most marginalized low-caste and poor women…

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