News & Updates

End immigration detention

SWAN joined a coalition of organizations to call for the end of incarceration of migrants in provincial jails. “Since 2012, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) has prohibited temporary residents from working “with an employer who, on a regular basis,...

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Atlanta shootings anniversary

SWAN released a statement on March 16th, 2022 to mark the first anniversary of the Atlanta shootings. We continue to honour the outpouring of support we received in the aftermath of the tragedy. SWAN is building on the truly incredible solidarity we shared...

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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.

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Chocolate or Chicken Bones

SWAN is pleased to announce our new Photovoice Project, ‘Chocolate or Chicken Bones’. This project showcases photos taken by the women we serve, depicting various aspects of their lives, including their families, homes, hobbies, dreams, and travels.

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Harms of Anti-Trafficking

SWAN’s project, ‘Anti-Trafficking: Harming While Trying to Help’ looks at how mainstream anti-trafficking campaigns can be ineffective and even detrimental to the cause. Through this project, we hope to raise awareness about these unintended harms

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