Butterfly (Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Support Network, Canada ), August 2018
This 8-page factsheet is produced by Butterfly, a organisation formed in Canada by sex workers, social workers, legal and health professionals in 2014. It provides support to, and advocates for, the rights of Asian and migrant sex workers. The organization is founded upon the belief that sex workers are entitled to respect and basic human rights. Butterfly asserts that, regardless of their immigration status, Asian and migrant sex workers should be treated like all other workers.
To provide support, education and information to Asian and migrant sex workers
To promote safety and dignity for all sex workers, regardless of their gender, race or immigration status.
To enhance access to health, social, labour and legal rights and services
To promote equality and eliminate racism, stigma and discrimination against sex workers in general, and Asian and migrant sex workers specifically
To facilitate the building of support networks and solidarity among sex workers
To facilitate opportunities for the voices of sex workers to be heard in society
To advocate for the human rights of sex workers and to promote the decriminalization of sex work
Access the factsheet on migrant sex workers, plus other resources below:
- Download factsheet (PDF) here
- Access Butterfly’s Guide – A Pathway to End Violence Against Migrant Sex Workers: Access, Safety, Dignity and Justice (2020, 64 pages)
- Access Butterfly’s homepage here
- I found this resource on the Resources page of Red Canary Song, a grassroots migrant massage worker coalition in the USA who that believe that full decriminalization is necessary for labor organizing and anti-trafficking