Values & Beliefs

  • Sex work can be consensual, legitimate, valuable, honourable, important, and real work, but SWAG Kingston also recognizes that this is not the case for all sex exchanges
  • Sex workers are the experts of the industry and their own lives, and must be actively and meaningfully included in all areas of services and policy development
  • Sex workers deserve the same legal, human, and labour rights as any other persons in Canada including, but not limited to adequate standards of living and the provision of social and health services
  • Sex workers need to be able to access public services without discrimination or judgement
  • The decriminalization of sex work is imperative to the health, safety, and well-being of sex workers