Submission on Bill S-224, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in persons) – Butterfly (Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Support Network)/HIV Legal Network

We urge the government to reject Bill S-224 and adopt a human rights-based approach to
human trafficking that centers labour rights, migrant rights, and sex workers’ rights and addresses the
numerous structural barriers including poverty, precarious immigration status, and lack of access to
affordable housing, health and social services that contribute to the risks of exploitation and abuse.