Sex workers in Canada have been ongoing targets of violence and discrimination. Our country’s laws have treated sex workers as though their lives are disposable. Street-based sex workers in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and across the country often face a lack of protection from police and have experienced unspeakable brutality, stigmatization, and even murder. These conditions have been created by the laws that criminalize adult sex work, pushing those who trade sexual services further to the margins of society and away from protections that could save their lives. Pivot’s sex workers’ rights campaign advocates for decriminalization of sex work as a necessary step to protecting the health, safety, and human rights of sex workers.