SWAN Vancouver Society

Registered Name: Supporting Women's Alternatives Network (SWAN Vancouver) Society

Business Number: 853176295RR0001

Our Mission

To promote the rights of im/migrant women engaged in sex work through front-line service provision and systemic advocacy.

Our Vision

Safety, rights, and freedoms for im/migrant women engaged in sex work.

Position Statement

SWAN recognizes sex work as work. We support the decriminalization of sex work. SWAN advocates for sex workers’ rights and we do our best to ensure that migrant and immigrant women engaged in sex work are able to work safely and without discrimination. We celebrate newcomer, migrant, and immigrant women as integral to the sex workers’ rights movement. We welcome trans* & gender-diverse migrant and immigrant women.

SWAN is a member of the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women and the Canadian Alliance for Sex Work Law Reform, and a supporter of the Global Network of Sex Work Projects.

What People Are Saying

"I can't believe an organization like yours exists. Since I talked to you, I have felt so much relief. I am very lonely and don't know any people here. It's really good to have you here and to have someone I can trust. "

— Jane Doe , Read More

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