What’s New

New Publication Red Light Labour: Sex Work, Regulation, Agency and Resistance
SWAN contributed to Chapter 8, ‘Misrepresentations, Inadequate Evidence and Impediments to Justice: Human Rights Impacts of Canada’s Anti-Trafficking Efforts. Red Light Labour is available September 1, 2018 here

SWAN Launches Respect Campaign for Victims & Survivors of Crime Week May 2018
Based on migrant sex workers’ experiences with police in 2017-2018, SWAN launched ‘Building a Culture of Respect: Police and Sex Workers‘. This campaign is targeted at police and focuses on the fundamental principle that is imperative in any interaction between police and sex workers – respect. Watch the project launch and download and share the SWAN Respect Infographic. SWAN would like to thank the Department of Justice Canada for funding this campaign.

Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights (Human Trafficking)
On March 23, 2018 SWAN appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. The Committee traveled across Canada in March to learn more about human trafficking. Read SWAN’s Brief to the Committee here.

Photovoice Project
In 2017-2018, SWAN is working on a one-year project to address misinformation and stigma about im/migrant women who work in the massage shops and apartments. SWAN’s Photovoice project will provide im/migrant sex workers an opportunity to self-represent their lived experience and bring forth a dimension, a reality and a perspective society has neglected and dismissed. The project will culminate in Fall 2018 with a public photo exhibition. SWAN would like to thank our funder LUSH cosmetics.