The United Nations has released a report calling for the global decriminalization of drug use, sexual activity, and sex work. Titled the “8 March Principles,” the report recommends the abolition of criminal laws related to sex, drug use, HIV, sexual and reproductive health, homelessness, and poverty. The controversial report has been criticized for its call to decriminalize sex between adults and minors and the potential dangers of decriminalizing sex work, sex crimes against minors, and abortion. While proponents argue that criminalizing these offenses is a violation of human rights, critics contend that such laws are necessary to protect vulnerable populations.

UTTERLY DEMONIC: UN Report Calls for Decriminalization of All Sexual Activity, Including Between Adults and Children