Submission on prostitution to UN Special Rapporteur

31 January 2024
The Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls will make a report to the UN Human Rights Council in June 2024 on the global phenomenon of prostitution and violence against women and girls. To inform this report, the Special Rapporteur issued a call for input on the approaches and actions that states should take to effectively protect women and girls from all forms of violence.

The EFC submitted a six-page brief discussing the violence inherent in prostitution, who is victimized by prostitution in Canada, the linkages among different forms of sexual exploitation, and how to address prostitution in legislation, policies and funding. The EFC’s brief concluded with recommendations on steps Canada could take to more effectively discourage prostitution and address its harms.

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