Women’s coalition to argue for punishing buyers, not prostitutes, in upcoming case

Janine Benedet (centre), counsel of the Women's Coalition for the Abolition of Prostitution, at the group's May 29 announcement. Photo by Carlos Tello.

Janine Benedet (centre), counsel of the Women’s Coalition for the Abolition of Prostitution, at the group’s May 29 announcement. Photo by Carlos Tello.

The Women’s Coalition for the Abolition of Prostitution will advocate against the decriminalization of the sex trade when they intervene in a case that is challenging Canada’s prostitution laws, but will ask that prostitutes themselves not be punished, representatives announced today.

In the upcoming Supreme Court of Canada case which follows several lower court rulings on Canada’s prostitution laws, the group will push for the criminalization of both pimps and johns, meaning those who organize the trade and those who buy.

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