Photo Dec 17th 2006

December 17, 2016: International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.
FIRST led a march through Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and Gastown on Dec 17 to call attention to violence and injustice against sex workers. Link to our Facebook event page and news article.



December 17, 2014: "Vancouver Sex Workers Gather to Mourn Violence and Build Solidarity", Press Release.

FIRST led a march through downtown Vancouver to commemorate murdered and missing sex workers.



November 6, 2014: “What a Difference a Day Makes” – FIRST Press Conference, Press Release.

On Thursday, November 6, a coalition of sex workers held a press conference to respond to Bill C-36, which had received approval from the Senate after third reading.

See transcript.



September 17, 2014, 7 to 9 pm:  FIRST Keynote Forum: Sex Work in New Zealand, “Eleven Years of Decriminalisation: The Sky's Still Blue.”

For more information see our Facebook page and our Press Release.



December 20, 2013: Sex Workers’ National Day of Action. Press Release.

FIRST co-sponsored a noon rally in Vancouver at 312 Main Street, to stand in solidarity with sex workers as the Supreme Court releases its decision in Bedford vs Canada.


November 26, 2013: TRANSITions: Navigating Borders, Work, Law and Justice. Forum: November 26, 2013, Poster.

Press Release.



May 31, 2013:  June 8: Sex Workers National Day of Action! Rally, March, “Selling Sex” book launch, Film Screening. (Joint release by FIRST and Pivot Legal Society).

Press Release.



November 27, 2011: Public talk: Laura Agustín: Sex at the Margins. (Also see this November 23, 2011 Georgia Straight article that interviews Ms. Agustín).



November 23, 2009: Why do men buy sex? Forum, Press Release.

See full video from WorkingTV.


June 16, 2009: Trafficking Facts and Fictions, Forum, Press Release.

See full video from WorkingTV.


June 11, 2008: Why Decriminalize Sex Work? Forum, Press Release.

See full video from WorkingTV.