Prostitution In Canada: A Survivor’s Perspective

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This post concludes our series on Prostitution in Canada. Our last post discussed Canada’s prostitution laws. Today, we’ll hear a survivor’s perspective. Today’s guest author is Trisha Baptie. Trisha is a feminist and a survivor of 15 years in the sex industry in Vancouver, BC. As a citizen journalist, she covered the murder of some of her friends during the …

Prostitution in Canada: PCEPA

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This blog post continues our series about prostitution in Canada. Our last blog post explored the question “What is Demand?”. Today, we focus on Canada’s current prostitution laws: PCEPA. Today’s guest authors are Julia Beazley, Director of Public Policy at the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, and Arlene Stinson, Coordinator of Research and Strategic Development for Defend Dignity. What are Canada’s current …

Prostitution in Canada: What is Demand?

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This blog post continues our series about prostitution in Canada. Our last blog post explored the question “what is prostitution”. Today, we focus on demand. Our guest author for this post is Hennes Doltze, Program Manager for Diversion Programs at the Salvation Army Correctional and Justice Services in Winnipeg. When an individual is arrested for purchasing or attempting to purchase …

Prostitution in Canada: What Is Prostitution?

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This is the first post in Defend Dignity 4-part blog series about prostitution in Canada. The goal of this series is to help you understand what prostitution is, why it continues to exist, what we mean when we talk about “demand”, what Canada’s prostitution laws are, and the differences between Canada’s laws and those in place elsewhere in the world.  …

National Post Article Takes Aim At PornHub’s Critics

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On May 3rd the National Post published an article written by Tyler Dawson entitled “Anti-porn activists come after Montreal-based Pornhub.” Defend Dignity takes issue with many aspects of this article. Rather than contend up front with well-documented and high profile cases of clear criminal activity featured on PornHub, Dawson instead spends the bulk of his article discrediting those calling PornHub …

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I commend MP Viersen’s attempt to take a stand for prostituted women

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I commend MP Viersen’s attempt to take a stand for prostituted women. As a survivor myself, I can see that, although being somewhat unprepared to address this complicated topic, he tried to show the madness there is in defending men’s ”right” to purchase access to the bodies of vulnerable women. He did prove a point, echoed in the very outrage …

Instagram is “Predator’s Paradise,” Says International Group of Human Rights NGOs

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Download Press Release Instagram is “Predator’s Paradise,” Says International Group of Human Rights NGOs Joint International Campaign Launched by Defend Dignity (CDN) the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (USA), Collective Shout (AU) Toronto, ON – Today three anti-sexual exploitation organizations from three different countries— Defend Dignity (Canada),the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (United States), Collective Shout (Australia)—launched a campaign to …

Defend Dignity Welcomes Justice Committee’s Report on Human Trafficking

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Defend Dignity welcomes the newest report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights which was presented to parliament on December 11th, 2018.  The report, entitled “Moving Forward in the Fight Against Human Trafficking in Canada”, includes seventeen recommendations for the Justice Minister pertaining to the government’s approach to human trafficking. Defend Dignity believes the recommendations made by the …

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Buying Sex is a Crime Billboard Campaign

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The Buying Sex is a Crime campaign is supported by a wide cross-section of groups from across the country that are united in our desire to see an end to sexual exploitation in Canada. Buying sex, or attempting to buy sex, is illegal in Canada. In 2014, Canada passed the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act, which declared that …

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Committee on Health Ignores the Evidence

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The Standing Committee on Health Ignores the Evidence According to Defend Dignity The Federal Standing Committee on Health released the Report on the Public Health Effects of The Ease of Access and Viewing of Online Violent and Degrading Sexually Explicit Material on Children, Women and Men on Friday, June 9, 2017. Defend Dignity, a national organization that works to end …