Topic: decriminalization


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“Canadian Model” Sex Work Legislation Hurts Most Vulnerable

The Conservative government has released their new proposed legislation on prostitution, and sadly, it is pretty much what you would expect. You can read ... [ more ]

The Conservative government has released their new proposed legislation on prostitution, and sadly, it ... [ more ]

The Conservative government has released their new proposed legislation on prostitution, and sadly, it is pretty much what you ... [ more ]

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The Bedford Decision: Deconstructing the Debate Around Selling Sex

by Arwen McKechnie Good news! Or at least, interesting news for Canadian law and social policy. Just in time for Christmas, the Supreme Court ... [ more ]

by Arwen McKechnie Good news! Or at least, interesting news for Canadian law and ... [ more ]

by Arwen McKechnie Good news! Or at least, interesting news for Canadian law and social policy. Just in time ... [ more ]

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Race, Security and Choice: The Bedford Decision Explored

by Arij Riahi The Bedford decision released last Friday has already resulted in a great volume of commentary. This (long) post aims to break ... [ more ]

by Arij Riahi The Bedford decision released last Friday has already resulted in a ... [ more ]

by Arij Riahi The Bedford decision released last Friday has already resulted in a great volume of commentary. This ... [ more ]

Supreme Court to Hear Appeal in Bedford Case on Sex Work Laws

by Tash Wolfe Last week, the Supreme Court of Canada announced that it will hear the appeal in the Bedford case, which deals with ... [ more ]

by Tash Wolfe Last week, the Supreme Court of Canada announced that it will ... [ more ]

by Tash Wolfe Last week, the Supreme Court of Canada announced that it will hear the appeal in the ... [ more ]

Vancouver Sex Workers Granted Public Interest Standing

by Tash Wolfe Late last week, the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously ruled and granted public interest standing for Sex Workers United Against Violence ... [ more ]

by Tash Wolfe Late last week, the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously ruled and ... [ more ]

by Tash Wolfe Late last week, the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously ruled and granted public interest standing for ... [ more ]

Making the Sex Trade Safer: Is Decriminalization the Answer?

Very pleased to have Jasmine back for a second post at Gender Focus. Jasmine Peterson is currently a graduate student in Clinical Psychology at ... [ more ]

Very pleased to have Jasmine back for a second post at Gender Focus. Jasmine ... [ more ]

Very pleased to have Jasmine back for a second post at Gender Focus. Jasmine Peterson is currently a graduate ... [ more ]