Imagine for a moment, if the debate over prostitution laws was aimed at other types of workers.
Joyce Arthur is the founder and Executive Director of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, a national pro-choice group in Canada.
Not a single anti-choice private member item was accepted for debate in Parliament this session. A look a the rules of Parliament can tell us why.
Why isn't there more widespread awareness and opposition to how Stephen Harper is transforming Canada to conform to his narrow ideological agenda?
Sex workers believe that the criminal laws just struck down were a major contributing factor in the known murders of at least 200 of their colleagues and friends since the 1970’s.
Words matter. We know they can lead to discrimination, violence and death. It's time to hold media to account for the use of stigmatizing language against sex workers.
The anti-choice movement has launched a national campaign to try to convince provinces to defund abortion. This campaign is the latest of numerous attempts over the years.
Maternal mortality has been one of the world's most intractable human rights problems because of the low status of women, but recent efforts have shown that it can be significantly reduced.
Has Canada's anti-choice movement been gaining the upper hand in the last few years? It might seem that way sometimes. But there's another way to look at it, taking into account pro-choice victories.
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.
The use of fetus porn is a sign of desperation. These pictures have been in widespread use for 20 years now, with zero evidence they have caused any shift in public opinion towards anti-choice views.