Prostitution's Impact on Indigenous Women

Prostitution's Impact on Indigenous Women

Most of the women and children trafficked in Canada are Indigenous, yet only 4% of the population is Indigenous. Indigenous women are sexually assaulted 3 times more often than non-Indigenous women. Indigenous women and girls now make up 24% of female homicide victims.1

Prostitution is a result of systemic inequality perpetuated by poverty, gender inequality, racial discrimination, violence, patriarchy, and a history of colonization. "Decriminalizing" the buying of sex will increase demand for paid sex. Canada's Indigenous women will pay the price. Buying sex is a crime.

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1 Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, P.55 

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