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Here’s another powerful poster by the Not For Sale Project with many stats on the harms of prostitution!

“Whatever its legal status, prostitution causes great harm to women.

►In the Netherlands, where prostitution is legal, 60% of prostituted women suffered physical assaults; 70% experienced verbal threats of physical assault; 40% experienced sexual violence; and 40% had been forced into prostitution or sexual abuse by acquaintances.

►In Germany where brothel prostitution is legal, 59% of German women told researchers that they did not think that legal prostitution made them any safer from rape and physical assault.

►Of 845 people in prostitution in nine countries (Canada, Colombia, Germany, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, United States, and Zambia), 71% experienced physical assaults in prostitution and 62% reported rapes in prostitution. 89% percent told researchers that they wanted to leave prostitution but did not have other options for economic survival.”

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~ For more great posters about the harms of prostitution, pornography, sex trafficking and more, both by Our Voices Matter and others, check out the Not For Sale Project! All of the posters can be downloaded at no cost and shared freely, so please do so!

http://www.artemisfundinc.org/notforsalemediaproject.html

ALSO, if any of YOU have an idea for a poster, they are seeking submissions. Check out the info below from their website to learn more! 🙂

NOT FOR SALE MEDIA PROJECT

The Not For Sale Media Project is a mobilization of feminist media makers and grassroots activists that are creatively challenging the mass media’s normalization of prostitution, pornography, and other forms of sexual abuse through the creation and distribution of alternative media. We are creating alternative forms of media that encourage individuals and communities to think more critically about the buying and selling of women’s bodies; the commodification of sex and sexuality; impacts on individuals and groups of people; and alternative visions of sex and sexuality free of power abuse, violence, and hierarchy.

The Not For Sale Media Project is currently embarking on the creation of posters that raise awareness on issues of prostitution, pornography, and trafficking. The posters are 8.5″ x 14″ or 11″ x 17″ in size and are being utilized for public and community education. View some of the posters below. We encourage you to download, print, and circulate them in your own community.

Join our efforts! You do not have to be an artist or graphic designer to take part in the Not For Sale Media Project. The only requirement is that you have a commitment to raising public awareness about the harms of prostitution, pornography, and trafficking. For those interested, design and create a 8.5″X14″ or 11″x17″ poster that educates the public on the realities and harms of prostitution, pornography, and/or trafficking. If you have an idea but don’t know how to turn it into a finished poster, we can help out. Share your posters and ideas with us at artemisfundinc@gmail.com or via mail at PO Box 674, Northampton, MA 01061, USA.

http://www.artemisfundinc.org/notforsalemediaproject.html

P.S. Please remember to SAY NO TO THE EXPLOITATION AND DEHUMANIZATION OF PROSTITUTION by LIKING, SHARING and COMMENTING on this post. Thanks! 🙂

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