Values

WAM! Vancouver operates in accordance with the core values of WAM! International, with the following additions:

  • Indigenous Land:  WAM! Vancouver acknowledges that the City of Vancouver occupies unceded Coast Salish Territory, specifically the land of the Skwxwú7mesh, Xwméthkwyiem, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.  WAM! Vancouver aims to incorporate the history of colonization of Aboriginal peoples, as well as the traditional knowledge of these groups, into all of its activities.
  • Choice:  WAM! Vancouver supports women’s reproductive rights without condition.  WAM! Vancouver therefore supports a woman’s full and unqualified access to abortion, and reserves the right to exclude persons or organizations who aim to infringe upon this right in any way at any WAM! event or within any WAM! space (including the listserv).
  • Sex work/prostitution: WAM! Vancouver supports the dignity of current and former sex workers/people in prostitution and advocates for their safety.  While individual members of WAM! Vancouver have a wide range of opinions regarding the legalization, decriminalization, or abolition of sex work/prostitution in Canada, as an organization, WAM! Vancouver does not advocate for any one approach. Any discussions about sex work/prostitution in WAM! Vancouver spaces (including the listserv) or at WAM! Vancouver events shall abide by WAM!’s core values, and not infringe upon the dignity of any person.

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