Research-to-Action

B.C. sex-trade policy not helping women: study

The Canadian Press; The Surrey Leader
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

...Dr. Kate Shannon, with the BC Cente for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, says the research points to decriminalization of prostitution as the best approach to ensuring sex workers' safety.

The study found that sex workers in Vancouver remain unable to screen or negotiate with clients, were pushed to work in isolated spaces and were unable to access police protection.