Research-to-Action

Canada Enacts Bill C-36, Making Prostitution Legal As Long As Nobody's Buying

Reason.com
Friday, November 7, 2014

"This is an extremely concerning law...and stands in blatant disregard of clear evidence on the detrimental effects of the criminalization of sex work," said Dr. Kate Shannon, director of the Gender and Sexual Health Initiative and an associate professor of medicine at the University of British Columbia. "We know all too well from two decades of missing and murdered women in Canada and extensive research by our team and others criminalizing any aspects of sex work has devastating impacts on sex workers' safety, health, and human rights."