Organized by Desiree Alliance (a coalition of sex workers, health professionals, social scientists, educators and allies), the 5th national sex workers' conference took place July 14-19.
Elections BC has just approved the language of a petition to introduce the Sensible Policy Act into the legislature. Dana Larsen says the biggest hurdle is getting enough signatures on the petition.
Within the next year, our Supreme Court may very well strike down Canada's prostitution laws. This article will attempt to explain what sex workers want and need in a post-decrim world.
David J. Climenhaga
Faced with American pot legalization, Canadians will have little choice but to follow suit and legalize the substance to capture the huge potential tax revenues.
The prostitution debates are heated and deserve accurate information and representation.
Is it possible to tell which men are abusive and which are "safe"? Will decriminalizing johns prevent violence against women and make johns safer?
Despite decriminalization of indoor sex work, the Ontario Court of Appeal's decision on prostitution laws is a disappointment for sex workers.
Laura Johnston clarifies the Bedford v Canada decision and takes a look at the potential impact of the judgment.
What follows is part two of my critique of the prostitution abolitionist viewpoint as contained in the Factum of the Intervenor Women's Coalition.
Are abolitionists the enemies of sex workers? Meghan Murphy responds to an article critiquing the abolitionist position on prostitution.