North America and the Caribbean
Maggie’s Toronto Sex Workers Action Project Staff Unionise
Workers at NSWP member organisation Maggie’s Toronto Sex Workers Action Project became the newest members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) in September. The CUPE is Canada’s largest union, with 700,000 members across the country. Maggie’s and the CUPE released a joint statement to celebrate this milestone, which can be read below or on the Maggie’s website.
COVID-19 Impact – North America and the Caribbean
In April 2020, NSWP launched a global survey to understand the impact of COVID-19 on sex workers. The survey received 156 responses in total from 55 different countries, out of which 53 responses were from 6 countries – Canada, Guyana, Mexico, Suriname, Trinidad, United States – in the North America and the Caribbean region.
Jamaica SW Coalition
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Regional updates: North America and the Caribbean
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Regional Board Members
Shaunna-May Trotman (Guyana Sex Work Coalition), Guyana
Ceyenne Doroshow (GLITSINC), USA
Canadian Activists Issue Statement to Stop Bill 251
Organisations in Canada, including NSWP members, have circulated a statement calling on Ontario to stop the expansion of policing powers and put an end to Bill 251.
Ontario’s Bill 251 is named the Combating Human Trafficking Act, but the statement explains that this law will do nothing to prevent human trafficking and will instead target the most marginalised.
Tikkun Olam Belize
Tikkun Olam Belize is pioneering human rights investigation, legal advocacy, trial advocacy, and victim’s rights advocacy organisation working for the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls including sex workers.
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