Women sex survival workers loose badly needed front line support
Posted: Sep 7, 2009
Councillor Suzanne Anton moves motion for Mayor Robertson to write Solicitor General of BC to reinstate provincial/ federal funding partnership for the Mobile Access Project (MAP)
Vancouver - The Mobile Access Project (MAP) van has been providing six years of essential health and safety support for women sex survival workers. It has also provided resources, training and employment training for women who exited or are exiting the sex trade.
Councillor Anton says "The MAP van saved lives, helped vulnerable women and led to better health, safety and community outcomes. Its absence is greatly felt in Vancouver."
Councillor Anton is bringing a motion to Council on Tuesday July 21st requesting Mayor Robertson to write BC Solicitor General to reinstate funding partnerships so that the van can be operational again: http://vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/cclerk/20090721/documents/motionb1.pdf
Per month operating costs and staffing are $20,000 ($250,000 annually). Funding has been withdrawn for the MAP van and it has been parked since June 13, 2009 making city sex workers more vulnerable.