Decriminalizing sex work

Alongside sex workers in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and across Canada, Pivot is challenging the laws that criminalize sex work. Under the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act, enacted by the federal government in 2014, most aspects of the sex trade continue to be criminalized. These laws perpetuate the conditions that lead to violence and discrimination. The decriminalization of sex work is a necessary step to protecting the health, safety and human rights of all sex workers.