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New research report calls for full decriminalization of sex work
Current sex work laws in Canada are harmful to sex workers’ safety, health and human rights, a new report finds.
Published by the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity on the eve of International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, the report recommends the full decriminalization of sex work, among other policy changes.
The report summarizes almost a decade of research from the AESHA Project (An Evaluation of Sex Workers Health Access) on the impact of Canadian laws on sex workers’ risk of violence and access to justice, housing, and health and community support services.