Sex workers and human rights advocates say the laws are harmful.
Two Toronto non-profits are teaming up for a relief fund.
The judgement isn't binding because it comes from a provincial court.
Critics say Bill C-36 has made sex workers "invisible."
“Hustlers gets a hashtag while strippers get shadowbans.”
My story of navigating sex worker stigma in society's most conservative profession.
The stigma is unwarranted and destructive, Canadian sex workers say.
The ongoing prohibition against sex work in this country compromises the overall safety, security, autonomy and dignity of sex workers.
They say adult women should be free to consent to touching and being touched.
In 2017, sex workers in Canada continue to live and work in unsafe conditions, face predatory and state violence, immigration raids, deportation, surveillance and arrest as well as see their human rights violated. Meaningful sex work law reform in Canada is long due.