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RSS FeedsStop enforcing sex work laws during COVID-19, Amnesty, sex worker advocates say
(WorldNews Canada)

 
 

4 july 2020 12:40:15

 
Stop enforcing sex work laws during COVID-19, Amnesty, sex worker advocates say
(WorldNews Canada)
 


OTTAWA — Canada’s sex work laws are creating undue harm and contribute to human rights violations during COVID-19, sex workers and human rights advocates say, which is why they’re now pushing Ottawa to stop enforcing them. Amnesty International Canada has joined a number of rights and sex work advocates in a lobby effort asking federal Justice Minister David Lametti for a moratorium on prostitution laws. “We need to make sure the existing laws on the books aren’t enforced,” said Jackie Hansen, women’s rights campaigner for Amnesty International Canada. “Government has put them in a position where they won’t provide them income supports...


 
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