Who We Are
The Supporting Workers' Autonomy Project Yukon (SWAPY) was created with the aims to engage peers to understand and effectively respond to their needs, to research and support the implementation of promising practices, develop policy recommendations and work to reduce social stigma to increase safety and options for people with lived experiences of trading sex and those who have experiences of exploitation/trafficking. It is critical to note that sex work and exploitation/trafficking are often conflated, which has far reaching impacts on policies and services which cause harm to those engaging in sex work, which is consensual (vs. exploitation, which is not consensual). Part of our work aims to counter these misconceptions and increase safety and options for peers.
This project is facilitated by the Yukon Status of Women Council, an intersectional feminist, community-based research non-profit in Whitehorse, Yukon.
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The Yukon Status of Women Council has received funding from Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) and the Yukon Government's Crime Prevention & Victim Services Trust Fund & Health & Social Services.