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Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act and the Equality Model

May 17, 2022 – 11:00 a.m. (PDT) / 1:00 p.m. (CMT) / 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

The Equality Model, sometimes called the Nordic Model, is a three-pronged approach to addressing prostitution. The model includes legislation which criminalizes the sex buyer recognizing the role of demand in commercial sexual exploitation. It decriminalizes the seller of sex, acknowledging that prostitution targets an individual’s vulnerabilities.  Sweden led the way with this model in 1999.  Since then other countries have adopted the model including Canada.  Here it is known as Bill C-36 or Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (PCEPA). This webinar will explore Canada’s PCEPA including its effectiveness since implementation in 2014.

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Speaker

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Glendyne Gerrard

Glendyne helped to found Defend Dignity and has been Director since 2010. She leads with a passion for the church and individuals to be involved in standing in justice for marginalized women in Canada. Glendyne has also served as a pastor with The Christian & Missionary Alliance (C&MA) and in denominational leadership roles. She lives in Oakville, Ontario with her husband Douglas who is Executive Vice President of the C&MA in Canada.  Together they have three married children and eight grand- children who bring her much joy.