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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
Impossible, eh? The story of PEERS: prostitutes empowerment, education and resource society  
http://www.peers.bc.ca/images/storyofpeers.pdf

Presents the story of one group of sex trade workers in one community who decided they wanted a choice and set out to create one for themselves. Intended to be used by a number of different audiences -- sex trade workers, activists, social workers, teachers, policy makers, researchers and community development practitioners.

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Published: 2001
Migrant sex workers from eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union: the Canadian case  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662653351/index_e.html

Explores the trafficking in women from Central and Eastern Europe to Canada and the circumstances under which they came here.

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Published: 2000
Familiar strangers: a study of adolescent prostitution
Presents a condensed version of a research study looking at adolescent prostitution and urban street culture, street youth, and adolescent sexuality.
Published: 1989
Substance use issues for women in the sex trade  
http://www.womenfdn.org/info/sex_trade.pdf
Defines the sex trade industry and focuses on the connection with substance use. Discuses the severe discrimination and violence that can be associated with the sex trade. Provides a list of community resources. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Escort services in a border town: transmission dynamics of STDs within and between communities: literature and policy statement  
http://web2.uwindsor.ca/courses/sociology/maticka/star/methodsummary.html
Examines the potential impact of the licensing of escort services on the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) between the United States and Canada. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Out from the shadows: the sexually exploited youth project. speaking out together: declaration and agenda for action of sexuall
Examines what is really happening in the lives of sexually exploited youth.
Published: 1998
Final report: erotic/exotic dancing: HIV-related risk factors  
http://web2.uwindsor.ca/courses/sociology/maticka/star/dancersummary.html
Examines whether and how the occupation of exotic dancing and the lives and careers of exotic dancers might make them vulnerable to HIV infection. (See Details)
Published: 1998
XXX guide: a sex trade worker's handbook
Deals with different aspects of sex work and offers suggestions and references for living and working with dignity in a healthy and safe environment.
Published: 2003