Lifting the Ban: Recommendations to protect the human rights of sex workers in St. John’s

SHOP continues to advocate in many ways to challenge discrimination, stereotypes and misconceptions against sex workers, engaging in campaigns and education to address stigma, violence, and call for change. We submitted a report to St. John’s City Council in December 2018 containing information on why we advocated against a moratorium on massage parlour permits, references to national and international research for sex worker safety, and multiple letters from sex workers and survivors in St. John’s. We are now publishing the report as City Council is voting on the issue. You can view that report here: Lifting the Ban – SHOP Report for City Council