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A Pathway to End Violence Against Migrant Sex Workers: Access, Safety, Dignity and Justice

This resource is a guide for community workers on common legal and social problems faced by migrant sex workers. It provides legal information on the following legal topics in the context of migrant sex workers’ rights:

Criminal law
Immigration law and immigration status
Municipal law
Labour and employment

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Butterfly

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2020

webwise.ca – information about cyber sexual violence

This website draws on findings from the cyber self-defence research project to combat and counter the growing culture of cyber sexual violence. It is a collaboration between St. Stephen’s Community House, METRAC – Action on Violence and East Metro Youth Services. It Designed by young women for young women, the website focuses on gender-based violence,

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Women and HIV

This is a series of four info sheets on the human rights of women living with or vulnerable to HIV in Canada. The titles are:

  1. Women in Prison, HIV and Hepatitis C. 
  2. Women and the Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure.  (updated February 2017)
  3. Women, Sex Work and HIV. 
  4. Women and HIV Testing. 

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

Sex Work and the Law in Canada: After Bedford

This web page discusses the main criminal laws that apply to sex work in Canada. It explains the laws, their significance, and their effect on sex workers.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2016