Resources for Journalists
Recognizing that journalists cannot be experts on every subject, SWAN has created and compiled short and easy-to-access resources for journalists to learn more about sex work and trafficking. We hope that this library of information will facilitate more accurate and nuanced reporting on the realities of im/migrant sex work, as well as critical consideration of the harms that come from conflating it with human trafficking.
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Impact on Migrant Sex Workers: Migrant sex workers experience multi-layered criminalization. Even if sex work was decriminalized in Canada, migrant sex workers would still be criminalized
The Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) prohibition on sex work violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, specifically Sections 7 and 15.
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
‘Of Course People Will Hire the White Person’: Social and economic inclusion of migrant women in Vancouver, Canada
SWAN participated in Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women’s (GAATW) global feminist participatory action research study.
‘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.
Think Again is a social media campaign that challenges people to think critically about their involvement with mainstream anti-trafficking campaigns. The images in this campaign highlight how anti-trafficking campaigns may be incompatible