About VCASE

The Vancouver Collective Against Sexual Exploitation (VCASE) is a non-partisan group of diverse individuals and organizations who have come together as a single voice to end all forms of sexual exploitation.

VCASE advocates with the survivors of sexual exploitation in prostitution, pornography, and human trafficking. VCASE hears and amplifies the voices of those who have been silenced by the exploiters.

Regions which have decriminalized sex buying have seen increases in demand for paid sex, human trafficking inflows, criminal activity, and long-term physical harm and emotional trauma of survivors. Fully decriminalizing the buying of sex institutionalizes exploitation.

VCASE advocates for retaining, strengthening, and enforcing Canada’s current prostitution law, the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (PCEPA). In 2014, PCEPA decriminalized the selling of sex, while holding sex buyers and exploiters accountable for the harm they cause. PCEPA protects the agency and rights of Canada’s most vulnerable women and children, especially those in Indigenous and immigrant communities.