Katrina Pacey

Katrina Pacey

Katrina Pacey, Litigation Director for Vancouver’s Pivot Legal Society, has led Pivot’s campaign for sex workers’ rights for over 10 years.  Stigmatized and maligned, sex workers from the Downtown East Side (DTES) have experienced unspeakable violence and systemic discrimination for decades. Katrina spearheaded projects that brought sex worker safety and rights to public attention. Gaining the trust of the sex workers required that she bridge the enormous gulf between her privileged status as a feminist lawyer and DTES sex workers. Her work with Sex Workers United Against Violence led to the Supreme Court of Canada’s precedent-setting ruling supporting the group rights of all marginalized communities. Katrina’s belief in the inherent worth of all people fostered trust and then vital change. A tireless campaigner whose beautiful smile can light up any room, Katrina is truly a remarkable woman.


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