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2015

2015 AUG 5 | Vice News: Sex Workers in Canada Are Offering Up Their DNA So Their Bodies Can One Day Be Identified

Arrest Warrant Issued In Human Trafficking Investigation | Talk Radio AM640

2015 APR 29 | The Hamilton Spectator: Ontario still has prostitution law concerns

2015 APR 10 | InsideHalton: Halton police lay charges after Oakville bawdy house investigation

2015 APR 10 | CBC: Too Young To Lose

2015 APR 8 | InsideHalton: Mississauga man charged with human trafficking young girl in Oakville

2015 APR 7 | The Toronto Star: Woman sexually assaulted, held captive for five days in Toronto home, say police

2015 APR 2 | The Guardian: Women from Sierra Leone ‘sold like slaves’ into domestic work in Kuwait

2015 FEB 5 | Newsweek: Sex Slaves on the Farm – Sex Slaves in America

2015 FEB | Upworthy: He Tattooed ‘Property Of’ Permanently On Her Groin. Amazingly, This Story Has A Happy Ending

2015 FEB 11 | The Blog End Slavery Now: Canada Passes Legislation to Protect Exploited Persons

2015 JAN 29 | Toronto Star: Sex trafficking victims to get special Toronto housing

2014

2014 DEC 10 | Huffington Post: Toronto Councillors Should Not Protect Pimps and Johns

2014 DEC 4 | Feminist Current: Hi the media. Do your job. Love, feminism

2014 DEC 8 | Metro: Behind the scenes of Toronto City Councillors’ opposition to prostitution law

2014 NOV 25 | The Independent: Why we still need the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

2014 NOV 5 | Hope For The Sold: Big News – Prostitution Bill C-36 Passes Senate!

2014 NOV 4 | CTV News: Senate passes controversial prostitution legislation C-36

2014 OCT 7 | News Wire: Operation Northern Spotlight – Phase 2

20124 OCT 7 | Wawa-News: OPERATION NORTHERN SPOTLIGHT – PHASE 2 – OPP Coordinate Nationwide Human Trafficking Investigation

2014 OCT 7 | InsideHalton: Halton police take part in nationwide human trafficking sting

2014 OCT 15 | Irish Examiner: It’s time for Ireland to turn off the red light

2014 OCT 17 | MotherJones.com: Finally, Nigeria’s kidnapped schoolgirls are coming home

2014 OCT 7 | Controversial prostitution bill passed

2014 OCT 7 | Operation Northern Spotlight – Phase 2

2014 SEPT 14 | Cracked: 5 Things I Learned as a Sex Slave in Modern America

2014 JUL 21 | Huffington Post: 15 Things We All Need To Know About America’s Appalling Child Sex Trade

2014 AUG 11 | Business Insider: This Is What Modern-Day Sex Slavery In America Looks Like

2014 JUNE 19 | Ottawa Citizen: Ottawa man charged with human trafficking

2014 JUN 6 | Human trafficking probe leads to 8 arrests, 44 charges

2014 SEP 29 | Ottawa Citizen: Human trafficking opponents bring message to Ottawa’s streets

2014 SEP 27 | Ottawa Sun: Inaugural Ottawa Freedom walk marches to Hill

2014 SEP 29 | Ottawa Citizen: Human trafficking opponents bring message to Ottawa’s streets

2014 SEP 27 | 580 CFRA News Talk Radio: Hundreds march for freedom of human trafficking victims

2014 SEP 27 | Ottawa Sun: Inaugural Ottawa Freedom walk marches to Hill

2014 SEP 27 | CTV News Channel: Trafficking a ‘major problem’

2014 SEP 27 | CBC News: 5th Annual free-them Freedom Walk Coverage (around the 7:20 minute mark)

2014 SEP 26 | Ottawa Citizen: Q&A: Anti-human trafficking rally comes to Ottawa

2014 JUL 22 | CTV News: 20 members of human trafficking ring deported from Canada

2014 JUN 3 | Kitv.com: Hawaii farms, Thai workers reach settlement

2014 JUL 8 | The Toronto Star: Peter MacKay’s utopian goal obscures prostitution reality: Tim Harper

2014 JUL 9 | Now Magazine: Green light for city safehouse, red light for sex workers

2014 JUL 9 | Sun Media: Timea Nagy explains the importance of Bill C-36

2014 JUL 8 | Sun Media: Prostitution debate continues

2014 JUL 10 | Sun Media: Progressive distraction on prostitution

2014 JUL 09 | Sun Media: Former prostitute blasts media for misunderstanding issue

2014 JUL 07 | Huffington Post: Tory MP’s Bizarre Rape Question Offends

2014 JUL 07 | CBC News: Former sex workers make their cases in prostitution bill debateJustice minister expects legal challenge to proposed law

2014 JUN 19 | CTV News: Porn bust: 5 children rescued, 343 charges laid

2014 JUN 18 | the Huffington Post: Former Human Trafficker Opens Up About His Crimes To Protect Victims During World Cup

2014 JUN 15 | Ottawa Citizen: The prostitution pipeline: Cut off from loved ones, women cycled from city to city — including Ottawa

2014 JUN 15 | Ottawa Citizen: Human-trafficking victim-turned-crusader teaches police what questions to ask

2014 JUN 9 | The National Post: Benjamin Perrin: The right way to fight prostitution

2014 JUN 7 | The Globe and Mail: Who really speaks for sex workers?

2014 MAR 13 | Setting the stage for the 2014 World Cup Anti-Sex Tourism Campaign

2014 JUN 12 | iPolitic: Former sex worker: ‘I wish Bill C-36 had been in place for me’

2014 MAY 31 | CBC The National: The Girl Model

2014 APR 17 | AM980 Radio: London’s Police Chief Promotes ‘Nordic Model’ Following Human Trafficking Pilot Project

2014 APR 15 | CBC News: Ottawa police chief wants prostitution laws to target johns

2014 JUN 9 | CTV News: Canadians wouldn’t accept legalizing activities of johns, pimps: PM

2014 JUN 7 | Mirror.co.uk: Child prostitutes forced to cash-in on fans at Brazil World Cup – selling sex for £1.30

2014 JUN 6 | Sun Media News: Tories Defend New Prostitution Laws

2014 JUN 6 | Huffington Post: Our New Prostitution Bill Protects the Dignity of Women and Youth

2014 JUN 6 | The National Post: John Ivison: Harper pitched new prostitution bill to caucus as a compromise despite staunch social conservative opposition

2014 JUN 6 | CBC News: Human trafficking probe leads to 8 arrests, 44 charges

2014 JUNE 4 | CBC News: Prostitution bill would make it illegal to buy, sell sex in public

2014 JUNE 4 | The Toronto Star: Ottawa unveils new prostitution law targeting those who buy sex

2014 JUNE 4 | 680News: Prostitution bill outlaws purchase of sex, takes aim at pimps

2014 JUNE 2 | FTS Blog: Sex Slavery Survivor Receives FTS Freedom Award

2014 JUNE 2 | FTS Video: Sex Slavery Survivor Receives FTS Freedom Award

2014 JUNE 2 | Global News: Canadians split on sex worker policy, survey says

2014 JUNE 2 | Huffington Post: The Somaly Mam Story: What We Still Know About Sex Trafficking

2014 JUNE 1 | CTV News: Most Canadians believe selling sex shouldn’t be illegal, survey reveals

2014 MAY 25 | Toronto Star: Victims of human trafficking might get housing in Toronto

2014 MAY 21 | Modern-day slavery generates billions: UN report

2014 MAY 19 | CBC News: Film company accused of foreign worker fraud, extortion

2014 MAY 18 | A show of unity: Emergency summit held on Boko Haram

2014 MAY 16 | Hollywood pedophile parties: Symptom of a rampant disease feeding on innocent children

2014 MAY 13 | Victims of sex trafficking urge lawmakers to pass Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act

2014 MAY 07 | Global TV: Daniel Perrett is a recent McGill graduate looking to raise awareness and funds against human trafficking

2014 MAY 06 | Asian Pacific Post: Life and death of a human smuggler

2012 SEPT 6 | Elite Daily News: French Couple Sold Daughter For Used Car, She Was Then Chained And Used As Sex Slave

2014 APR 23 | Straight.com: Open letter calls for Nordic approach to prostitution in Canada

2014 APR 23 | CBC News: Buying sex was ‘a rush’, married man opens up as a john

2014 APR 18 | Agent for freedom – Above Magazine

2014 APR 14 | CP24 News: 2 men, woman arrested in juvenile prostitution case

2014 APR 13 | CBC News: Human trafficking rare charge for Nova Scotia police 2 North Preston men charged after teen girl escapes from basement

2014 MAR 25 | The National Post: Joy Smith: Prostitution Must Not Be Legalized

2014 MAR 24 | CBC News: Ottawa police target human trafficking, a $26M industry

2014 MAR 22 | The Observer: Exposed: the exploitation of girls in UK gangs

2014 MAR 22 | The Winnipeg Free Press: Nordic sex-trade strategy gaining steam But some say it’s a mistake to model law on Sweden’s approach

2014 MAR 22 | The New York Times: He Was Supposed to Take a Photo

2014 MAR 21 | People.com: Indian Sex Worker’s Son Chosen for Manchester United Training Camp

2014 MAR 20 | The National Post: John Ivison: Flawed report could be basis for Tories’ new prostitution law

2014 MAR 12 | NBC News: Sex Industry Study: Internet Is Driving Prostitution Off Streets

2014 MAR 5 | The Guardian: This year a slave: 3 out of every 1,000 humans are still trafficked. Let’s fix that

2014 MAR 03 | CBC News: Florence Muriel Young faces more pimping charges 18 new charges involving 2 new victims

2014 FEB 28 | CNN: Chinese police save hundreds of babies from online trading racket

2014 FEB 28 | The Guardian: Hundreds of babies rescued as Chinese police smash four child-trafficking rings

2014 FEB 26 | CBC News: Child sex tourism targeted with Air Canada in-flight videos

2014 FEB 20 | MyKawartha: Human trafficking charges laid against Oakwood man tied to forced labour: OPP

2014 FEB 19 | CTV NEWS: York Regional Police arrest 10 in child prostitution, human trafficking bust

2014 FEB 19 | LFP Press: London man charged with human trafficking

2014 FEB 19 | Inside Halton: Halton police aiming to crack down on human trafficking


2014 FEB 18 | Sun News Network: The Public Weighs In On Prostitution In Canada

2014 FEB 12 | Inside Halton: Sheridan conference to shine light on human trafficking

2014 FEB | Context TV: Prostitution Ruling Supreme Court of Canada Julia Beazley 1318 (Part 1)

2014 FEB 04 | Daily Mailer Reporter: Sixteen children rescued and 45 arrested in crackdown on Super Bowl sex trafficking

2014 FEB 03 | CBC NEWS: Undercover police ‘dishonest’: Hamilton sex worker advocate says

2014 FEB 01 | CP24: Police ask for help finding missing teen girl

2014 JAN 28 | Kingston Police News: Canadian Police Focus on Young Women Coerced Into Sex Trade

2014 JAN 28 | Durham Police Regional: Canadian Police Focus on Young Women Coerced Into Sex Trade

2014 JAN 28 | The London Free Press: Chief says his department needs a separate unit to deal with human trafficking

2014 JAN 24 | SUN NEWS: Police say they’ve identified more victims of man accused of 110 child sex offences

2014 JAN 24 | CITY NEWS: Angus woman faces human trafficking offences

2014 JAN 20 | CTV NEWS: Ottawa teen ‘pimp’ sentenced to maximum penalty for Human Trafficking Law

2013

2013 JAN 08 | The Globe and Mail: Nordic-style prostitution laws deserve study in Senate, former Ottawa police chief says

2013 DEC 20 | National Post Barbara Kay: Supreme Court falls for fairy tale that prostitutes are ‘happy hookers,’ not victims

2013 DEC 20 | CBC News: Supreme Court strikes down Canada’s prostitution laws

2013 DEC 20 | SUN MEDIA: Prostitution Problems

2013 DEC 20 | Globe and Mail: Supreme Court strikes down Canada’s prostitution

2013 DEC 20 | GlobalTV: Supreme Court strikes down Canada’s prostitution laws

2013 DEC 19 | Globe and Mail: Prostitution laws hang in balance in Supreme Court case

2013 DEC 13 | GlobalNews: Supreme Court to rule on anti-prostitution laws on Dec. 20

2013 DEC 13 | CHCH News: Halton body rubs busted for bylaw violations

2013 DEC 11 | Sun Media: Normalizing Prostitution

2013 DEC 11 | Policy Mic: Stunning Photos of the Underbelly of NYC, Taken by a Wall Street Banker

2013 DEC 6 | Christian Science Monitor: Poor and vulnerable, Syrian refugee families push girls into early marriage

2013 DEC 2 | CTV News: Police lay first-ever human trafficking charges in Waterloo region

2013 NOV 22 | Express Co.UK: Three women rescued from south London house after ’30 years of slavery’

2013 NOV 21 | The Globe and Mail: British police rescue 3 women allegedly held as slaves for 30 years

2013 NOV 21 | CBC News: U.K. police rescue 3 women allegedly held as slaves for 30 years

2013 NOV 17 | Jamaica The Gleaner: Teens targeted – Couples paying minors to ramp up sexual pleasure

2013 NOV 14 | The National Post: Project Spade, massive international child porn bust centred on Toronto, nets 348 arrests in ‘horrific sexual acts’

2013 NOV 14 | CTV News: Child porn probe began with Toronto man, ends with 348 people arrested: police

2013 NOV 13 | The Child Rape Assembly Line

2013 OCT 28 | Naij: Pedophilia Now Classified As A Sexual Orientation

2013 OCT 23 | CBC: Human trafficking ring busted, Montrealer arrested

2013 OCT 23 | The Globe and Mail: Police arrest Montreal man in human-trafficking probe

2013 OCT 23 | The Montreal Gazette: Be on lookout for human-trafficking victims, RCMP urges

2013 OCT 23 | CTV: Gang facing charges for Human Trafficking, sex slave

2013 OCT 22 | CBC: Sex Exploitation Report Deemed Too ‘Harmful’ To Release

2013 OCT 21 | CNN: Myles: We still need to end slavery

2013 OCT 15 | HuffingtonPost: Franco Orr Sentence: Convicted Human Trafficker To Be Jailed

2013 OCT 5 | The Toronto Star: Inside The World of Human Sex Traffifcking

2013 OCT 5 | CTV News: Human Trafficking Arrest In Barrie

2013 SEPT 21| Bloggers Against Social Injustice: [Free-Them] Freedom Walk 2013 To End Human Trafficking

2013 SEPT 14 | The Toronto Sun:  Survivors Speak At Toronto Walk To End Human Trafficking

2013 SEPT 14 | CityLine Blog: The Importance Of The Freedom Walk

2013 SEPT 14 | CP24 Breaking News: Hundreds Expected For Annual Walk Against Human Trafficking

2013 SEPT 14 |  GLOBAL TV NEWS: “Canadians March in Free-Them Walk”

2013 SEPT 13 | 570 NEWS KITCHENER (RADIO) The Gary Doyle Show: Tomorrow hundreds will participate

2013 SEPT 11 | OMNI Television Bollywood Boulevard: [free-them] Founder Speaks About 4th Annual [free-them] Freedom Walk

2013 SEPT 10 | CBC RADIO CANADA INTERNATIONAL (Online & Radio): Children Are Not For Sale Canadians Walk To End Human Trafficking

2013 JULY | [free-them] Media: Founder, Shae Invidiata talks to CTV CanadaAM Anchor Karen Johnson about human trafficking and the upcoming Freedom Walk in Toronto.

2013 JUL 30 | CTV News Channel: 105 Children Rescued Across 76 USA Cities – Examining missing child cases

2013 JUL 23: Press Statement – Protecting Children Online

2013 JUN 18 Inside Halton: Ti Vesto Gives Back [free-them] Fundraiser

2013 JUN 15 Beyond The Block: Human Trafficking

2013 JUN 13 The Bulletin Journal of Downtown Toronto: Don’t Ease Up Prostitution Laws

2013 JUN 1 | CFRU 93.3FM: [free-them]’s Lori Folkerson discusses current human trafficking issues

2013 MAY 26 Fashion Ecstasy Blog | 3shahs: Free Them Loft Party | Giving Back by Keeping it Simple

2013 MAY 23 CFRU RADIO: BTBB The Big Interview

2013 APR 15 Janice Yeung Blog: Too Bad To Be True

2013 FEB 27 Sport Balla: Shae Invidiata keynote speaker at The Dinner Party

2013 FEB 27 Inside Halton: Shae Invidiata keynote speaker at The Dinner Party

2013 FEB 23 Inside Halton: Shae Invidiata to speak at International Women’s Day Gala

2013 FEB 21 Inside Halton: Shae Invidiata to speak in Toronto – Alliance Against Modern Slavery Conference

2013 FEB 6 OakvilleBeaver_FreethemSoireeJarvisChurch

2013 FEB 06: CFRB News1010: [free-them]’s 12 Year Old Christopher Speaks Out To Toronto Executive Committee

2013 CBC Radio MetroMorning: Modern Slavery

013 FEB 05: CityNews: Group Raises Awareness About Human Trafficking

2013 FEB 05: The Toronto Star: City of Toronto may boycott advertising in publications with escort ads

2013 JAN 30: CBC Radio Que.: Lutte contre la traite des personnes a Toronto

2013 JAN 29: CBC RADIO: RE Human Trafficking on Toronto’s Agenda

2013 JAN 29: Toronto Star: Human Trafficking in Toronto Appears on City’s Agenda

2013 JAN 10: CogecoTV F.Y.I: International Women’s Day

2012

2012 DEC 26: Inside Halton: Shae Invidiata Speaking At Dinner Party – International Women’s Day

2012 DEC 19: Fashion Ecstasy: The 1st Annual Free-them Founder B-Day Soiree

2012 DEC 5: CTV News: Human Smuggling Ring Busted

2012 NOV 25: Inside Halton: Free-them message reaches Oakville students

2012 NOV 21: North Oakville Today: Abbey Park goes purple for Free-Them

2012 NOV 19: Oakville.com: Abbey Park High School Students Host “Human Trafficking Awareness Week”

2012 NOV 13: JamSpace: Hustlers I Love: Shae Invidiata

2012 OCT 25: GlobalTV News: 4 Arrested And Charged With Trafficking Two Minors – Shae Invidiata Discusses

2012 SEPT 27 | Epoch Times Canada: Free-Them Raises Funds To End Human Trafficking

2012 SEPT 20 | We Talk Women: Let Freedom Reign

2012 SEPT 15 | CTV Toronto: 3rd Annual Freedom Walk Presented By The Fairmont Royal York

2012 SEPT 15 | CBC News: 3rd Annual Freedom Walk Presented By The Fairmont Royal York

2012 SEPT 15 | Global TV: 3rd Annual Freedom Walk Presented By The Fairmont Royal York

2012 SEPT 15 | Toronto Sun: They Walked For Freedom

2012 SEPT 15 | CBC News: Toronto March Targets Human Trafficking

2012 SEPT 15 | NEWS CANADA: About 700 March In Toronto To Fight Human Trafficking

2012 SEPT 15 | Bloggers Against Social Injustice: A Walk For Freedom

2012 SEPT 14 | CP24 NEWS: Freedom Walk Tomorrow

2012 SEPT 10 | The Broken Heel Diaries: Woman Of The Week – Shae Invidiata

2012 SEPT 09 | Mississauga News: Fitness For A Cause

2012 SEPT 05 | The Epoch Times: ‘Freedom Walk’ Aims to End Modern-day Slavery

2012 JUNE 28 | Parliament Hill: Anti-Slavery Bill Now Law – No Safe Haven for Traffickers in Canada

2012 JUNE 28 | Parliament Hill National Press Conference: Human Trafficking – Bill C-310 – Royal Assent Press Conference

2012 JUNE | Biz Magazine Hamilton+Halton: Change Maker

2012 JUNE 12 | CTV National: Realities of Human Trafficking

2012 JUNE 07 | CTV National: Human Trafficking Fed Governments Announcement of National Plan

2012 JUNE 06 | CTV National: Watch Shae Invidiata & Timea Nagy on CTV to discuss National Action Plan

2012 JUNE 05 | Toronto Sun:

Feds To Announce Human Trafficking Action Plan

2012 JUNE 04 | Inside Halton: Oakvillians honoured with Diamond Jubilee medal

2012 MAY 29 | Welland Tribune: Enslaved in our own backyard

2012 MAY 17 | Inside Halton: Diamond Jubilee winners and dinner with a prince

2012 MAY/JUNE | Niagara Magazine: Trafficking Humans

2012 APR 14 | GLOBAL NATIONAL: Court Ruling threat to sex trade workers: protestors

2012 APR 14 | Toronto Sun: War On Pimps And Human Traffickers

2012 APR 09 | The Globe and Mail: How Canada’s massive human-trafficking ring was brought down

2012 FEB 9  | 106.9 The “X” : This V-Day Go For Slave-Free Chocolate

2012 JAN 31 | Actor Eric Balfour “Balfour Yard Blog” : [free-them] in the Spotlight

2012 JAN 27 | NOTABLE.CA YEDaily

2011

2011 NOV 30 | Inside Halton: YMCA Recognizes Peacemakers

2011 NOV 30 | Inside Halton: Former Child Soldier Forced To Kill Best Friend

2011 NOV 19 | Cogeco TV: Call+Response Documentary Screening in St. Catherines

2011 OCT 28 | Inside Halton Oakville Beaver: Abbey Park Action Plan Against Human Trafficking

2011 OCT 27 | Inside Halton North Oakville Today: Purple Is The Color Of Freedom

2011 OCT 20 | Huffington Post: Be A “Dot” –Protest Human Slavery

2011 OCT 14 | South Asian Vision: Anti-Human Trafficking Groups 2nd Conference on 15th October

2011 OCT 5 | Inside Halton North Oakville Today: Pilgrims Way 4K

2011 OCT 3 | Government of Canada: MP Terence Young Members Statement in The House of Commons for [free-them]

2011 OCT 3 | Government of Canada: MP Joy Smith’s Anti- Human Trafficking Efforts – Highlights

2011 SEP 23 | 106.9 The X: Human Trafficking – A Global Issue

2011 SEP 20 | blogTO: Walk To End Sex Trafficking Draws A Crowd

2011 SEP 19 | Nate’s National Post

2011 SEP 09 | Edmonton Sun: Contest ‘prize’ may be a victim

2011 AUG 18 | Notable.ca YEDaily Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery

2011 AUG 18 | Oakville.com Working To End Human Trafficking

2011 AUG 16 | ZooCasa: Agent Spotlight: Shae Invidiata

2011 AUG  06 | Inside Halton: Chatelaine Nomination For Shae

2011 JUNE 19 | Winnipeg Sun: Any changes to prostitution laws not coming soon

2011 JUNE 17 | Canada.com: Ontario court won’t change prostitution laws  yet

2011 JUNE 17 | CTV News: Judges now deciding constitutionality of prostitution laws

2011 JUNE 17 | The Canadian Press: Appeal Court judges now deciding constitutionality of prostitution laws

2011 JUNE 16 | Toronto Sun: Mississauga woman charged with human trafficking

2011 JUNE 10 | Youthgive.ca – Canada’s Next Top Philanthropist

2011 MAY 19 | Oakville News: Why I love Boa in Oakville

2011 MAY 5 | Inside Halton: Free-Them birthday fundraiser raises funds and awareness

2011 APR 28 | Inside Halton: Students give up birthdays for Free-Them fundraiser

2011 APR 21 | Inside Halton: Birthday boys host Free-Them fundraiser

2011 FEB 25 | Toronto Sun: Students join fight against human trafficking

2011 FEB 17 | Inside Halton: Invidiata fights slavery of human trafficking

2011 FEB 15 | Rogers TV: [free-them] & Freedom February “Daytime” RogersTV Mississauga

2010 DEC 01 | Empowerment House: Private Interview and Q&A with Shae How to Not be a Target for Human Trafficking

2010 OCT 03 | Listen Up TV: Tie Up Slavery – A Walk To Stop Child Trafficking Toronto!!

2010 SEP 27 | Examiner: Canada: Tie up human trafficking with Black Tie Event

2010 FEB 25 | Rabble.ca: Human trafficking and The Games

2013 NOV 22 | Express Co.UK: Three women rescued from south London house after ’30 years of slavery’

2013 NOV 21 | The Globe and Mail: British police rescue 3 women allegedly held as slaves for 30

2013 NOV 21 | CBC News: U.K. police rescue 3 women allegedly held as slaves for 30 years