“Know Your Rights” for sex workers

In 2013, SWUAV and Pivot released a series of “Know Your Rights” cards to inform sex workers which of the activities related to their work were illegal under Canada’s prostitution laws. After the federal government introduced Bill C-36, the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act, we published new rights cards providing information about the changes and explaining which sex work related activities are illegal under the current laws. The cards have been distributed in multiple languages to sex workers in Vancouver and across Canada, with the hope that can help sex workers stay safe until the laws are changed.