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Vancouver groups sign letter to repeal prostitution law

24 Hours Vancouver
Thursday, October 15, 2015

The B.C. groups include Pivot Legal Society, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, and PACE Society, among others - of the total 33 signatories.

"All have recognized the overwhelming body of evidence demonstrating that criminalization of sex work not only harms sex workers, it also pushes trafficking further underground and makes it harder to detect" the letter states. "Anti-trafficking measures and so-called rescue measures often expose sex workers to intrusive and damaging enforcement efforts, and make migrant workers vulnerable to deportation and harsh treatment from law enforcement."