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Please note that this blog is no longer in use. Please visit our blog on our project website at spacesstudy.com See you there! The SPACES Team
Prosecuting Sex Workers, Buyers and Third Parties is Not in the Public Interest, Says Vancouver Sex Workers, Activists, Academics and Allies
Today, December 17th, the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, is a time when sex workers and allies around the world mourn members of the sex industry who have been killed by state and predatory violence. A letter … Continue reading
We would like to thank all of our project advisers, participants, partners and Co-Investigators for your contributions to the project thus far. We expect to be finished coding interviews by the end of the year and begin our preliminary analysis … Continue reading
As many of you know, bill C-36 received royal assent and passed into law November 6th 2014. Its provisions come into force December 6th 2014. Here is the link to the new legislation governing commercial sexual exchange among consenting adults.
This information was obtained from a reliable source: On Wednesday, October 29 and Thursday, October 30, 2014, the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs had their last reading of Bill C-36. On Thursday afternoon the committee went through a … Continue reading
On behalf of SPACES project staff, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jim Deva. One of our project advisers worked for Jim and he co-sponsored one of FIRST’s ‘Conversations with sex workers’ … Continue reading
As many of you may know, Bill C-36 is now with the Senate and they are hearing from witnesses as to the constitutionality of the Bill, as well as issues and concerns before it receives Royal Assent. For those of … Continue reading
Tonight’s Conversations Event will take place from 6 to 8pm at Little Sister’s Book & Art Emporium For details view the FIRST Facebook page link: Community Conversations with Sex Workers #3 // Burlesque by Lola Frost Tonight’s Agenda 6:00 PM – Burlesque by … Continue reading
As the Community Conversations continue, Maggie DeVries, former Board Member of PACE Society and author of Missing Sarah and more recently Rabbit Ears is writing a blog documenting these events. Please view and comment.
This Thursday July 24th at 6pm FIRST, a feminist advocacy group, is hosting the first of 5 community cafe conversations with active sex workers at the Heartwood Community Cafe. This is an opportunity for the public to ask sex workers anything … Continue reading