As the December deadline to create a new prostitution law in Canada approaches, parliament is reconvening during its summer recess for a packed schedule of hearings by the House of Commons justice committee.
Regional updates: North America and the Caribbean
Our members are listed on the left or you can click the red umbrellas on the map.
Regional Board Members
Shaunna-May Trotman (Guyana Sex Work Coalition), Guyana
Natasha Potvin (Peers Victoria Resources Society), Canada
NSWP Regional Network
The Caribbean Sex Workers Coalition (CSWC) is a regional network of organisations representing female, male and transgender sex workers. It was founded in 2011 and is based in Georgetown, Guyana.
News articles from North America and Caribbean region are listed below.
As the Justice Committee of the House of Commons prepares to hold hearings on Bill C-36, the so-called Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act, sex workers and their allies are releasing an important resource about this ill-considered legislation.
Screenshot of myredbook.com's landing page. Author's own image
Dangerous new legislation that conflates trafficking with sex work, and has the potential to impact diplomatic relat
From NSWP member, Triple X reporting on the Red Umbrella March held in Vancouver on the 14th of June in protest of the new regressive Canadian legislation on sex work being proposed. Triple X also developed a leaflet for the march entitled: 'Why Sex Work Should Not Be A Crime' which you can download here.
(c) Tripple X
The following article is a press release from NSWP member, Triple X
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
After months of speculation, the Canadian government yesterday announced its plans for new legislation around sex work.
(c) Pivot Legal Society
Earlier this month, when the New York Police Department announced that they would end its practice of treating condoms as 'evidence of prostitution' in some, but not all, cases, the Access to Condoms Coalition-- whose executive committee includes NSWP members Red Umbrella Project and Sex Workers Outreach Project – NYC-- sta
The following is press release from NSWP member, Maggie's Toronto Sex Workers Action Project
Monday, June 2, 2014 — Maggie’s – Toronto Sex Workers’ Action Project, along with sex workers and other experts, question the legitimacy of the federal government online consultation around prostitution in Canada.