Research-to-Action

Supportive housing keeps sex workers safe, Vancouver study shows

The Georgia Straight
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Low-barrier housing programs run by two Vancouver nonprofits have produced safe indoor spaces for sex workers within Canada's legal environment, which criminalizes most activities associated with prostitution.

The success of this model in providing various supports for women so they can conduct their trade within the safety of their own room is documented in a study by the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.