SWAN Vancouver (SWAN) will continue its front-line service and advocacy under new leadership. Please join the Board of Directors in congratulating Angela Wu on her new role as Executive Director. Angela has seamlessly transitioned into this position. Her...
SWAN has a new look
Where we came from Twenty years ago, a group of volunteers began a pilot project doing HIV outreach to migrant and immigrant women working in massage businesses in the Lower Mainland. As trust built and relationships grew
Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women
SWAN participated in Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women’s (GAATW) global feminist participatory action research study as its member. The study examined the challenges that migrant and trafficked women
Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act Review
In February 2022, the legislature’s Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights (JUST) began its review of Canada’s sex work laws, The Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (PCEPA).
BC Bad Date and Aggressor Reporting
The BC Bad Date and Aggressor Reporting (BC BDAR) Project is a three-year project funded by the Law Foundation of BC. It is a sex worker-led initiative to provide a safe and effective way of reporting violent incidents or safety concerns to peers and/or outreach workers.
Spectrum of Exploitation Research Committee
In January 2022, SWAN became a member of the Spectrum of Exploitation Research Committee, a 3-year project exploring solutions to support people at risk for experiencing labour exploitation.