Annually, March 3rd is recognized as International Sex Worker’s Rights Day, and the St. John’s Status of Women Council (SJSOWC) and program Safe Harbour Outreach Project (SHOP) are celebrating by continuing to call for the full decriminalization of sex work.
The Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (PCEPA), federal legislation criminalizing sex work, is currently under parliamentary review. Alongside member groups of the Canadian Alliance for Sex Work Law Reform, the SJSOWC supports and has written the federal government to support a full repeal of PCEPA.
Find our Press Release and Brief Submission to the House Committee of Justice and Human Rights for the review of the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (PCEPA), available below for download.
For more information or to arrange for interviews, please contact:
Lisa Faye, Executive Director
St. John’s Status of Women Council
709 765 4434