Voice4Change

Empowering young Australians to be a clear Christian voice

Don’t legalise brothels in Tassie!


World Press Photo Winner 2012 - Sex worker Maria

World Press Photo Winner 2012 - Sex worker Maria

Brent Stirton’s photo of a sex worker topped the Contemporary Issues Singles category of the 2012 World Press Photo competition.

According to Getty Images, the photo features “Maria, a drug addict and sex worker, in between clients in a room she rents in Ukraine. Maria injects drugs on a daily basis and sees many men every week but claims she remains HIV negative. She says she needs the money to support herself, her drug habit, and her nine-year-old daughter.”

As Tasmania considers prostitution law reform, we would do well to ponder: is Maria an image of what we want our women to become?

Legalising brothels would send the wrong message to our children and condone an “industry” that is built on exploitation.

It is still not too late for you to make a stand in Tasmania – but you only have two weeks left! If you wish to stop brothels from being legalised and encourage the Tassie government to adopt the Swedish model instead, please send a submission to legislation.development@justice.tas.gov.au before 9 March 2012 (guidelines can be found here: Say NO to legal brothels in Tasmania!

Keep Maria and others like her in your prayers, that they may find freedom.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on February 22, 2012 by in Events/campaigns and tagged , , , , , .

FamilyVoice Australia

Follow us on Twitter

  • If you haven't already, be sure to head over and like FamilyVoice Australia for regular updates on issues... fb.me/8jugLUBcR voiced 1 year ago

Support our work

Learnt something useful? Help us keep this up by donating!
%d bloggers like this: