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Canadian Activists Issue Statement to Stop Bill 251

Organisations in Canada, including NSWP members, have circulated a statement calling on Ontario to stop the expansion of policing powers and put an end to Bill 251.

Ontario’s Bill 251 is named the Combating Human Trafficking Act, but the statement explains that this law will do nothing to prevent human trafficking and will instead target the most marginalised.

Red Umbrella Fund Seek Programme Advisory Committee Members

Red Umbrella Fund are looking for two sex workers or strong allies from somewhere in North America and Central Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Red Umbrella Fund is the first-ever global grantmaking collaborative guided by and for sex workers. Red Umbrella Fund is guided by an International Steering Committee (ISC) made up of sex workers and donors. The ISC decides the grantmaking criteria, approves the annual budget and makes other strategic decisions.

Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center issue statement on prohibitionist ‘Nordic Model’ legislation in New York

NSWP member organisation the Sex Workers Project (SWP) of the Urban Justice Center (UJC) provides legal advocacy to survivors of human trafficking and people who engage in sex work. They engage in advocacy, education, and organising to build a movement to protect the human rights of sex workers.

The Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center have issued a statement opposing the harmful “sex trade survivors justice and equality act”, a new bill introduced to state senate in January.

Enquête d’impact COVID-19 – Amérique du Nord et Caraïbes

En avril 2020, le NSWP a lancé une enquête mondiale pour comprendre l’impact du COVID-19 sur les travailleuses du sexe. L’enquête a reçu 156 réponses au total, de 55 pays différents, dont 53 provenaient de 6 pays – Canada, Guyana, Mexique, Suriname, Trinidad, États-Unis – en Amérique du Nord et dans la région des Caraïbes.

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