Vancouver Sex Workers

Arresting Pimps Doesn't Make Sex Workers Safer: Advocates

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Odd nighttime hours, secluded areas of the city and a pervasive reluctance to report safety concerns were all conditions a Vancouver woman...

Sex Worker Beaten, Dragged

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Vancouver police are hunting for a man suspected of beating a sex trade worker who was tied up and dragged by a van.Police say a 42-year-o...

How Vancouver Sex Workers' Ruling Improves Access To Justice

Katrina Pacey | Posted 11.21.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Katrina Pacey

Canada's highest court has unanimously ruled that a former sex worker and an organization run by and for street-based sex workers should be granted public interest standing to challenge the laws related to adult prostitution. It's a long decision, but here is a quick summary of the decision and its implications for our clients and for access to justice for marginalized people across Canada.

Vancouver Sex Workers Set To Challenge Prostitution Laws

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.21.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A group of Vancouver sex trade workers can challenge the country's prostitution laws, the Supreme Court of Canada said Friday.In a unanimo...

How Did Robert Pickton Kill So Many?

Posted 12.23.2011 | Canada

VANCOUVER - It's been more than a decade since Lynn Frey visited the gritty streets of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside carrying a photograph of her step...