Buying Sex is Not a Sport: Vancouver Initiative to Prevent Human Trafficking (BSNS) was a grassroots campaign that raised awareness about the human trafficking surrounding the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that facilitated the provision of prostitution for visitors. The campaign was launched on May 22, 2009 and was created by academics and former prostitutes. Tara Teng, who was Miss B.C. World at the time, participated in the campaign, as did Trisha Baptie, a former sex worker. Multiple organizations opposing human trafficking were involved in the campaign, including Resist Exploitation, Embrace Dignity; and Eve. Some campaign participants silently protested against the sex industry outside of Rogers Arena, known at the time as Canada Hockey Place, and outside three of Vancouver's strip clubs. T-shirts and lapel pins sporting the name of the campaign were sold. Former prostitutes who participated in the campaign called for the implementation of prostitution laws in Canada analogous to Sweden's Sex Purchase Act, which makes purchasing sex illegal as a form of violence against women.
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