Canadian Sex Workers Protest Against Leglization of Prostitution

by Admin on June 17, 2014

Sex workers in Canada are protesting against the Canadian government’s proposal to legalize prostitution arguing that it would only make them as open to violence as under the old sex laws reports The Calgary Herald.

Rallies against the government’s new prostitution legislation were held in several cities across the country. Dozens of demonstrators gathered around red umbrellas — the sex trade’s symbol of independence —to speak out against the proposed law, which would criminalize the purchase of sexual services, target those who benefit from prostitution and outlaw the sale of sex near schools and other places where children gather.

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The new prostitution-related offences are intended to reduce demand for sexual services, shield sex workers from exploitation, and safeguard children and communities. However protesters claim that the new law will only make sex workers more vulnerable as it will send them to more isolated places.

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