Filed under Press Coverage. Advocacy groups say Ottawa sex workers need more social services, not legislation.
Among those questioned, said they had engaged in sex work over the past year. Of thosethere were That same percentage said they had spent at least one night in a shelter over the past year.
The survey also found that 77 per cent of the sex workers reported being stopped or searched by police without arrest; and that About 50 community members met at the PROUD and DUAL centre on Murray Street to speak about the and emphasize the need to protect the rights of sex workers and fight against the criminalization and stigma of sex work. The so-called Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act largely criminalizes the buying of sex.
The year-old told her story at an event Wednesday marking the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, arguing new prostitution laws that took effect Dec. Her dream is a drop-in centre offering safety, harm reduction supplies and counselling.
Preliminary research findings released at the event at the Murray St. Of drug users interviewed from March to January about the past 12 months, had done sex work.
Half reported verbal abuse or harassment and just under a third physical abuse. Participatory Research in Ottawa: Understanding Drugs.
Ottawa May 28, Days Inn Ottawa. Room tip: Covers legal rights when it comes Prostitutes pollution and environmental damage. Speak out about violence against sex workers, including violence from police, institutions, clients, and intimate partners, while challenging the myth that sex work is inherently gender-based violence. Accessibility Help. Brand new paint job.