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NO MURDERS OF SEX WORKERS IN VANCOUVER FOR A DECADE

March 11, 2018

BC Coalition of experiential communities

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FRIDAY, MARCH 02, 2018

NO MURDERS OF SEX WORKERS IN VANCOUVER FOR A DECADE

UNDER DECRIMINALIZATION

Vancouver has seen it’s share of violence against sex workers. The Case of the Missing Women and it’s horrific details put a spotlight on how NIMBYism and lack of concern for the lives and safety of Vancouver sex workers lead ultimately to their torture and murder. Contributing factors identified through the Missing Women’s Commission of Inquiry, the City of Vancouver Task Force and a city wide project known as “Living in Community” www.livingincommunity.ca showed that there were many actions which could have prevented the disaster and that could prevent it from happening again.

Recent revelations about yet another unfolding disaster in rural communities in British Columbia and murders of sex workers in places where enforcement is high, have reminded us all how enforcement, uninformed actions and stigma can isolate sex workers…

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