The BCCEC have done extensive work on the issue of violence against sex workers and have developed a number of tools and reports to this end. It is our hope that these tools can be used to support sex workers in crisis or need of supports. We commit to answering questions about and helping revisions … Continue reading Tools Against violence
Trade Secrets Guide The Trade Secrets guide and certification process were envisioned by sex industry workers who are invested in the concept of self-governance. This process is intended to ensure that sex industry workers are aware of best practices to operate and industry standards. We believe that standards should come from within the industry and … Continue reading TRADE SECRETS CERTIFICATION
PTSD project report Project Premise It was identified during the BCCEC “Confronting Bad Dates: Research, Collaboration and Action to Reduce Violence against Survival Sex Workers project” that: provincial victim services were unavailable to collaborate on strategies like the redesign and distribution of a new Bad Date sheet and a 1-800 line for reporting violence; the … Continue reading PTSD Final Report
Collaborative_Safety_Planning_Tool_Sex_Workers_Dec2011RB1 (2) The following safety planning tool is an amalgamation of information from three BCCEC projects that were developed with sex workers in British Columbia to address their concerns about violence: the ―Trade Secrets- Occupational Health and Safety in the Sex Industry‖ (BCCEC, 2011), the ―411‖ resource are for sex workers who have been victims … Continue reading Collaborative Safety Planning Tool
This report outlines a tool for planning escape from a bad boyfriend, pimp or other exploiter/ abuser. This tool provides a comprehensive outline for planning escape. Collaborative_Safety_Planning_Tool_Sex_Workers_Dec2011RB1 (2) Please feel free to contact us with any questions or suggestions!
The BC Coalition of Experiential Communities stand with police today after this action taken to counter the exploitation of youth. The sex working community do not support exploitation and will continue to work with the VPD to keep our industry safe and respectful. Those people who would exploit youth and those who would seek access … Continue reading Sex Workers stand with Police
Barb is originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba but is now a full time Vancouver citizen!! She is a former escort and domme and during her time in the sex industry Barb experienced the full brunt of everything which is wrong with Canada's legal framework which governs our community. Her experiences interacting with a broad spectrum of … Continue reading Barb Altman