Commons report fails sex workers: advocacy group

Criminalization leaves women working in unsafe conditions
||Last Updated: 01/22/2007

A report from the House of Commons Subcommittee on Solicitation Laws fell short of the measures required to ensure the health, safety and human rights of sex workers, according to the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network.

"After hearing the testimony of sex workers and sex worker organizations, the subcommittee had a chance to make informed recommendations on how to modernize Canada's outdated laws on prostitution," said Joanne Csete, the network's executive director.

"Instead, what we have is a report, years in the making, that does too little to protect sex workers or to promote their dignity and equality."