The Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) prohibition on sex work violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, specifically Sections 7 and 15.
Laws & policies
On June 6, 2012, the Conservative Government of Canada put forward amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR), with the intention to improve protections
An interactive timeline of Sex Work Laws in Canada from Canadian Confederation July 1, 1867 to Government Response to the report of the Standing Committee On Justice And Human Rights October 20, 2022
‘You Choose: Seek Justice as a Migrant Sex Worker’ is an interactive campaign in which you step into the shoes of a migrant sex worker. The project highlights the systemic barriers migrant sex workers
Brief to the Justice and Human Rights Committee on Bill C-36: Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act
In February 2022, SWAN submitted a Brief to the Justice and Human Rights Committee on Bill C-36 and testified at the hearings.
Strategic Redirection through Litigation: Forgoing the anti-trafficking framework to address labour abuses experienced by migrant sex workers
This article explores SWAN’s decision to pursue litigation as a means to challenge and expose harmful crimmigration and anti-trafficking policies