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Sex, work, rights: reforming Canadian criminal laws on prostitution  
http://www.aidslaw.ca/publications/interfaces/downloadFile.php?ref=203

Makes recommendations for change to the Criminal Code based on the available evidence and on the need to respect, protect and fulfil the health and human rights of sex workers.

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Published: 2005
Sex, work, rights: changing Canada's criminal laws to protect sex workers' health and human rights

Explains how Canada’s criminal laws related to prostitution affect the health and the human rights of sex workers. Recommends changes to those laws to improve the lives of sex workers.

Published: 2005
Sex, work, rights: reforming Canadian criminal laws on prostitution: fact sheets

Presents a series of 10 info sheets examining the need for reform to Canada’s prostitution laws to protect and promote the health and human rights of sex workers.

Published: 2005
Exploitation in the sex trade: what can communities and agencies do together? Forum report, March 8, 2002  
http://www.spcw.mb.ca/uploaded/sextrade.pdf

Summarizes the information presented, at the Forum on Exploitation in the Sex Trade, held in Winnipeg, Manitoba on March 8, 2002, by the panel speakers and the ideas and comments brought forth by the individuals, agency representatives and politicians in attendance.

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Published: 2002
Being heard: the experiences of young women in prostitution
Looks at the complex set of understandings and issues at stake for young women prostitutes. Explores such issues as self-identity, health and safety issues, and Canadian legislation and its relationship to youth prostitutes.
Published: 2003
The legalisation of prostitution: a failed social experiment  
http://sisyphe.org/article.php3?id_article=697
Demonstrates how the social experiment of legalising brothel prostitution which took place in Australia in the 1980s and 1990s has failed in all of its objectives, that is to stop the illegal industry and police corruption, to reduce the harm to women, and to stop street prostitution. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Ten reasons for not legalizing prostitution  
http://sisyphe.org/article.php3?id_article=691
Details the ways in which legitimating prostitution as "work" does not empower the women in prostitution but rather does everything to strengthen the sex industry. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Legitimating prostitution as sex work: UN International Labour Organization (ILO) calls for recognition of the sex industry: par  
http://sisyphe.org/article.php3?id_article=689
Analyses a 1998 report of the International Labor Organization (ILO), the official labor agency of the United Nations, calling for economic recognition of the sex industry. Citing the expanding reach of the industry and its unrecognized contribution to the gross domestic product (GDP) of four countries in Southeast Asia, the ILO urges official recognition of what it terms "the sex sector." Part one of two. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Legitimating prostitution as sex work: UN International Labour Organization calls for recognition of the sex industry: part two  
http://sisyphe.org/article.php3?id_article=690
Analyses a 1998 report of the International Labor Organization (ILO), the official labor agency of the United Nations, calling for economic recognition of the sex industry. Citing the expanding reach of the industry and its unrecognized contribution to the gross domestic product (GDP) of four countries in Southeast Asia, the ILO urges official recognition of what it terms "the sex sector." Part two of two. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Prostitution: rights of women or right to women?  
http://sisyphe.org/article.php3?id_article=108
Analyzes the debate in Quebec about the complete liberalization of prostitution and the notion of "sex worker". (See Details)
Published: 2003