Join us for an evening of compelling talks from a panel of critical woman activists fighting to end prostitution as a form of violence against women, in commemoration of International Day of No Prostitution. Around the world and across Canada, Asian women are highly visible in the prostitution industry.
For Immediate Release
September 6, 2014
Representatives from Vancouver-based organization Asian Women Coalition Ending Prostitution are travelling to Ottawa at the invitation of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs reviewing Bill C-36 the proposed legislation on prostitution. The Senate pre-study begins Tuesday, September 9.
The group supports most of the proposed legislation, but will argue for a change to fully decriminalize prostituted women while targeting male buyers for arrest when they communicate in public areas for prostitution.
Around the world and across Canada, Asian women are highly visible in the prostitution industry. A recent Supreme Court decision means that Canada now must decide whether we want the men who use prostitution to be legally allowed to open brothels, promote prostitution and take part as customers. Join us to explore the impact on Asian women in the Lower Mainland.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10th, 2014
(OTTAWA) The Asian Women Coalition Ending Prostitution (AWCEP), an intervenor in the Canada v. Bedford case in 2013, has been asked to appear as expert witnesses to the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights regarding Bill C-36, the proposed new laws on prostitution.