Joyce Arthur

Joyce Arthur is a founding member of FIRST, a national feminist sex worker advocacy organization based in Vancouver that lobbies for the decriminalization of prostitution in Canada. Joyce works as a technical writer and pro-choice activist, and is the founder and Executive Director of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, a national pro-choice group in Canada.

Joyce Arthur
Columnists
Dec 23, 2013

A bittersweet victory for sex workers

Sex workers believe that the criminal laws just struck down were a major contributing factor in the known murders of at least 200 of their colleagues and friends since the 1970’s.
Columnists
Nov 1, 2013

Defunding abortion: A non-starter

The anti-choice movement has launched a national campaign to try to convince provinces to defund abortion. This campaign is the latest of numerous attempts over the years.
Columnists
Aug 2, 2013

The audacity of sex workers

Organized by Desiree Alliance (a coalition of sex workers, health professionals, social scientists, educators and allies), the 5th national sex workers' conference took place July 14-19.
Columnists
Apr 5, 2013

The sex workers are coming!

Within the next year, our Supreme Court may very well strike down Canada's prostitution laws. This article will attempt to explain what sex workers want and need in a post-decrim world.

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