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For direct services in English, Mandarin or Cantonese,

call or text 778-865-6343, send an email,

or contact us on WeChat.

 

SWAN operates independently from government, law enforcement and faith-based groups.

With gratitude for the wisdom of all First Peoples, 

we acknowledge that we live & work on the stolen lands

of the Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Nations.  

 

 

 

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RADIO / PODCAST 

November 2019 (podcast) - Intravenus: SWAN's Executive Director discusses issues facing im/migrant sex women engaged in sex work and SWAN's work here

January 2019 (podcast) - Talking Radical RadioSWAN’s Executive Director Alison Clancey and Jessi Taylor (SWAN’s Research Manager) were interviewed in a segment called  “Support and Advocacy with Migrant and Immigrant Sex Workers

 

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PRINT MEDIA

8 Aug 2019, Der Taggesspiegel - Coverage of 'The Police and Sex Work: Then and Now' conference in Berlin, including SWAN's keynote address:  "The Powerful Eye of the Police"

 

6 July 2017, The Globe & Mail - SWAN and Pivot lawyer Brenda Belak discuss the deeply harmful impacts of Operation Northern Spotlight on sex workers: "Sex-worker advocates call for end to B.C. police sting operations

 

1 June 2017, The Globe & Mail - SWAN and Pivot lawyer Brenda Belak discuss Canada's 2014 Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act and subsequent criminalization of advertising sex work:  "Backpage: Sex workers can find safety in online marketplace"

1 April 2016, The UBC Thunderbird  SWAN weighs in on the impacts of Bill C-36 on municipal law enforcement in Vancouver: "New police approach to help sex workers proves ineffective

10 Dec 2014 - The Georgia Straight SWAN joins Triple X Workers' Solidarity Association of BC and others to respond to the passing into law of Bill C-36: "Canada's new sex-work laws ramp up risk for workers