Research-to-Action

Impending legislation harmful to sex trade workers, advocates warn

Metro Vancouver
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Women in the sex trade will continue to face harassment, violence and death if the federal government moves forward with misguided legislation, advocates in Vancouver warn.

Pivot Legal Society, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS' Gender and Sexual Health Initiative and Sex Workers United Against Violence joined forces Tuesday to present new research - published in the British Medical Journal - that shows criminalizing clients, instead of sex trade workers, has a negligible effect on sex workers' safety.