News and Statements
On July 28, 2016, the Beirut office of Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued apress release entitled “Lebanon: Syrian Women at Risk of Sex Trafficking” in which the organization tackled the response of the Lebanese state to trafficking in women for sexual exploitation, and more specifically the case of “Chez Maurice,” a brothel where tens of Syrian women were imprisoned and exploited in prostitution for months and sometimes years before police raided the premises in March 2016.
Amnesty International Delegates in Dublin:
Do Not Turn Your Back on the Most Vulnerable Women
Do Not Offer Impunity to Pimps and Sex Buyers
Voting yes to the decriminalisation of prostitution would be legitimizing an industry predicated on the sexual exploitation of women and children. Such a move would irreparably damage Amnesty International’s credibility on gender equality and with prostitution survivors, women migrants, indigenous women, minority groups and anti-trafficking movements.