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The Network considers prostitution a profession, provided it is exercised by adults over 18 years of age.
In accordance with Brazilian law, the network is against commercial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents.
The network rejects:
- The victimization of prostitutes and the sanitary control of prostitutes. We combat the creation and existence of delineated and confined areas of work and the criminalization of our clients.
- Offering exams and other medical procedures in places where prostitution is practiced, except in cases which also involve the general population.
- The association of prostitutes with crime and with trafficking in human beings.
The network supports:
- The regulation of sex work and promotes the self-organization of prostitutes and access to STD / AIDS prevention resources and to comprehensive health care services.
- The right to migrate for legal work.
- The view sex work is a sexual right.
- The view that prostitutes can assume their identities as prostitutes/putas in all of society’s spaces.
The Network combats discrimination, prejudice and stigma directed at prostitutes.
The Network operates in partnership with other prostitute networks and their allies in national, regional and international contexts.
The Network sees sex tourism as a form of work when it involves adults over 18 years of age.
The Network understands that prostitutes do not sell their body. They provide sexual services.
The Network recommends that its members conduct meetings at municipal, state and national levels.
Criteria for who can join the Network:
- Associations, centers and groups of prostitutes, as well as prostitutes who respect the principles of this Charter.
- The Network can invite people who contribute to and abide by this Charter.
- To join the Network and our email list, you must be indicated by another member of the Network.
Criteria for who cannot join the Network:
- Entities or businesses directed or controlled by pimps and / or other exploiters of prostitution.
Associations, groups and individuals who do not respect the principles of this Charter.
Read the Charter of Principles of the Brazilian Network of Prostitutes in Portuguese on blogdasesquinas. (link)
Thank you Thaddeus Blanchette for help translating this.