Event is free. RSVP on eventbrite.Prostitution is a controversial issue around the world, including Canada. This panel will discuss the impact of the different approaches to prostitution adopted by Sweden and Germany. Speakers will also examine Canada's new prostitution law with a focus on Vancouver.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 9, 2016
[MONTREAL] The relationship between imperialism and prostitution will be the focus of discussion between three leading Asian women feminist groups at the World Social Forum. Featured participants in the roundtable discussion include United States based transnational women’s group AF3IRM, the Philippine Women’s Centre of Ontario, and Asian Women for Equality Society. The roundtable is free and open to the public. It takes place August 11, Thursday 9 am -11:30 at the Cegep du Vieux Montreal, 255, Rue Ontario E.
[VANCOUVER] Residents are gathering at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at Vancouver City Hall to bring a message to Mayor Gregor Robertson, who also holds the role of Chair of the Vancouver Police Board. The residents, together with several community organizations, are calling for Gregor Robertson to uphold commitments he made in 2009 and in 2015 to end prostitution and human-trafficking.
What: A community-led demonstration with residents of neighborhoods and community organizations
Why: Under Mayor Gregor Robertson’s leadership, Vancouver police are refusing to arrest pimps and sex buyers cruising Vancouver neighborhoods and abusing women despite repeated calls to 911. The Mayor is reneging on official commitments to end human trafficking and prostitution made with the Pope and with local coalition Emancipation Now.