Abuser Alert

Sex workers have a right to work safely.

Once in a while, you may face an abuser. By filling out this form and letting SWAN know what happened, we can keep track of potential abusive situations that indoor sex workers in the Lower Mainland experience. With your consent, some of this info is provided to other sex workers to help keep everyone safer. We know that many women already have networks for sharing work information. We aim to complement these networks and provide a platform for those that might not have access to these networks.

If you wish to regularly receive information about abusers, please text “alert” to 604 719 6343 (English) or 778 865 6343 (Cantonese & Mandarin) or email info@swanvancouver.ca

 

Who is an Abuser?
Any person you want to warn other sex workers about. It may be someone who
– forces you to do things against your will
– is physically, emotionally or verbally abusive or threatening
– refuses to pay or steals from you
– tries to take the condom off or refuses to wear a condom
– stalks you
– assaults– physically or sexually
– is an authority figure and mistreats you

or anything else that you define as abusive

 

**Important Information. Please  Read Before Proceeding **

SWAN will NEVER share any personal or identifying details such as your name, address or phone number with the police or anyone who has signed up for the alert, unless you specify otherwise.

SWAN staff will review all info we receive before sharing if/how you have indicated in order to protect the safety and security of those involved. We reserve the right not to publish information we feel is false or illegitimate.

If SWAN receives multiple reports of similar incidents that suggest they are connected, we may contact you for  further information.

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