This bad date reporting system is located on Treaty 1 Territory and in the birthplace of the Metis Nation
What is a bad date?
A"bad date" is an encounter between a sex worker / anyone involved in the sex trade and someone who is violent / abusive in any way. It is also any incident of theft, refusal of payment, threats, rudeness, time wasting, no shows, harassment, aggressive behaviour, etc. A bad date is anything you would want to warn or let others sex workers know about so they can avoid them.
How does this reporting system work?
You have 3 options to report a bad date in Winnipeg:
We are always looking at ways to improve our service so if you experience any problems or issues when filing a report (web site problems, service provider issues, etc.) let us know so we can work together and find solutions.
Can I search for information on a bad date?
Yes! To look and search for information on the bad date list, you have to become a trusted member. Only people who are currently working in sex work / the sex trade / sex industry can become trusted members. To learn how to become a trusted member, click on the "log in" button and select "sign up".
Who is managing this web site?
This database and reporting system is managed by and for sex workers (current and former) with some support from allies. This is a system for the sex work community and it is based on trust and the desire to keep each other safe. Everyone involved in this project believes in the rights of everyone involved in the sex trade to be safe and protected and we want this system to help with that.
How was the web site developed?
This reporting system was developed by members of the Sex Workers of Winnipeg Action Coalition (SWWAC), with input and guidance from those working in the sex trade /sex industry and agencies that work with them. We are thankful for the contributions of individuals, agencies, and service providers that also helped steer this project. We are also grateful for the support and guidance from Toronto's Bad Date Coalition and to Winnipeg's original creators of the bad date list.
What is SWWAC?
SWWAC aims to make things safer for all sex workers in Winnipeg. Our mission is to promote the human and labour rights of sex workers. Our vision is to see sex work decriminalized and destigmatized, for everyone to have autonomy over the work they do and their working conditions, and that our group be a space where people learn, grow, and share.
We believe that initiatives aimed at sex workers must be focused on harm reduction, evidence based, and directed by sex workers themselves.
Learn more or get involved: www.sexworkwinnipeg.com
LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS THAT SUPPORT SEX WORKERS / SEX WORKERS RIGHTS
DROP IN / SUPPLIES
Sunshine House - https://sunshinehousewpg.org/about/
Our Place Safe Space - http://www.facebook.com/ourplacesssw/
Ray,inc - http://rayinc.ca/drop-in/
Klinic - http://klinic.mb.ca
Mount Carmel - https://www.mountcarmel.ca
Nine Circles - http://ninecircles.ca
Street Connections - http://www.streetconnections.ca