Canadian sex worker activists speak out: Prostitution laws are ‘dangerous’ and infringe our constitutional rights
Organising to win & retain the Supreme Court Ruling which struck down the prostitution laws because they infringed the constitutional right to work in safety
22 September 2014 7pm -9pm
Crossroads Women’s Centre, 25 Wolsey Mews, London NW5 2DX
In December 2013, Canada’s Supreme Court struck down the prostitution laws because they are ‘dangerous’ for sex workers and infringe their constitutional rights. Given a year by the Supreme Court to address the issue, the government bypassed the ruling, proposing further criminalisation – that of sex workers’ clients.
Sex workers and sex worker activists from Canada will be in the UK in September. They will speak about how they won the Supreme Court ruling and how they are now fighting to get them implemented.
Amy Lebovitch, sex worker and executive director of SPOC – Sex Professionals of Canada, and Plaintiff in the Supreme Court case Bedford v Canada.
Jenn Clamen, member of Stella, l’Amie de Maimie, Montreal’s sex worker rights organisation, and coordinator of the Canadian Alliance for Sex Work Law Reform.
Cari Mitchell, English Collective of Prostitutes, which has been organising against proposals to criminalise clients in the UK
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