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[free-them] Strikes a Blow Against Human Trafficking

[free-them] Strikes a Blow Against Human Trafficking

On September 27, 2014, anti-human trafficking organization, [free-them], had their 5th Annual Freedom Walk in Toronto and their Inaugural Freedom Walk in Ottawa presented by The Fairmont Royal York to raise money for victims of human trafficking in Canada. The result of months of planning and collaboration, the walks brought together hundreds of people from across Ontario and Southern Quebec, united in their passion to end human trafficking. Read More

Bill C-36: Canada Says No To Sexual Exploitation

Bill C-36: Canada Says No To Sexual Exploitation

Although it meant this post was late in coming, I wanted to take the time to weigh the pros and cons of Bill C-36: Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (click here). After careful research and deliberation, I’ve come to a conclusion: Read More

Alan Young Likens Prostitutes to Meat

Alan Young Likens Prostitutes to Meat

By Carly Romano

“When you buy meat, you believe it to have been inspected and approved. If you sell your body, I think you should have to do the same.”

-Alan Young, Canadian Lawyer Magazine Read More

Think Sex Slavery Doesn’t Affect You? Think Again.
Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Declaration

Revisiting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

As the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence  came to a close, its finalizing heralded a very special event on December 10th: International Human Rights Day. This year marks the 20th year of celebration for human rights activism. It is a day which implicitly calls upon all those who believe in equity and freedom, to gather and participate in the discourse it entices. Events will take place in cities across the globe to commemorate the Vienna Declaration and its eventual amelioration of human rights into an edict of law. Read More

Human Trafficking Web Forum hosted by Public Safety Canada

Human Trafficking Web Forum hosted by Public Safety Canada

Public Safety Canada will be hosting a Human Trafficking Web Forum on Thursday, November 21st, 2013 from 12:30pm-3:00pm (EST). This forum will focus primarily on providing the update on the implementation of the National Action Plan and Government efforts associated with it. It will also address questions related to the enforcement efforts and the contributions of the RCMP. Questions raised regarding the trafficking of Aboriginal peoples will also be addressed. Read More

NL Government Withholds HT Report from Public
Anti-Human Trafficking Training seminar Thunder Bay Windsor

Alliance Against Modern Slavery: Week-long Training Program

By: Emily Piccinin

This week in Thunder Bay and Windsor, Ontario front-line service providers, law enforcement, social workers, victim witness protection staff, legal clinics, community organizations, child welfare workers, teachers and nurses are undergoing a five-day intensive training program which educates about anti-human trafficking ideals and practices. Read More

UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime

Human Trafficking: Canada Is Not Immune

By: Emily Piccinin

Canada has spear-headed a training program which will enable front-line service providers to define human trafficking, understand what Canada’s response to this infuriating crime is, and most importantly, identify trafficked persons and have the information to provide said persons with services for aid and protection. It is the first of its kind in Canada. It has been made nationally available through a funding agreement between Public Safety Canada and the British Columbia Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons (OCTIP). Read More

Valentin Dumitru human trafficking Romania Wanted RCMP