Tag Archives for sex-trafficking

An Evening of Art and Music and Celebrated speakers Today

An Evening of Art and Music and Celebrated speakers Today

By Emily Piccinin

Maiti Nepal and Aura Freedom are proud to announce an inspiring partnership in the fight to combat human trafficking. At Free-Them’s fifth annual Freedom Walk yesterday, we were incredibly lucky to have visionary Anuradha Koirala speak to hundreds of volunteers, participants, coordinators and honorable guests. Read More

Think Sex Slavery Doesn’t Affect You? Think Again.
Walk With Me Timea Nagy

Why We Do What We Do: 4th Annual Journey To Freedom Gala

By Carly Romano

On January 26, 2014, our front-line services partner, Walk With Me, held their 4th Annual Gala: Journey To Freedom. As this was my first time attending the Gala, I did not know what to expect. Navigating my way to Hamilton in gala attire in the midst of -20 degree weather using public transit was difficult to be sure, but it was worth it a thousand times over. 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

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Valentin Dumitru human trafficking Romania Wanted RCMP
forced marriage

Forced Marriages = Human Trafficking

By: Carly Romano

I recently read an article in the Metro newspaper about Canadian forced marriages that left me feeling conflicted. On one hand, I was pleased to see that this issue is getting a lot of recent media attention for the human rights abuse that it is. On the other, I am concerned that the media has missed a very important point in not labelling forced marriages for what they are: human trafficking. Read More

FREEDOM WALK 2013!

FREEDOM WALK 2013!

Freedom Walk 2013

By: Carly Romano

That’s right, [free-them]’s biggest event of the year is happening September 14, 2013 and everyone is invited! If you’re an abolitionist in the GTA, you won’t want to miss it. Enjoy a ceremony given by several distinguished speakers involved in the fight against human trafficking  followed by a peaceful 4km walk through downtown Toronto. Be sure to grab a purple [free-them] T-shirt and join the purple wave.

Registration is open now: www.freethemwalk.ca

When: September 14, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.

Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel

How much: $10 to $15 (covers admin fees). If you raise $100.00 or more, you can get free t-shirt.

Kids are welcome! We have a kids zone prepared for the little ones during the ceremony with lots of fun activities planned. Hope to see you there. Read More

Event: Presentation in PA

Event: Presentation in PA

If you’re in the Chester, PA area, be sure to check out a presentation on human trafficking at the Bernadine Center, a local support and advocacy centre that provides support to area residents. Gino Benedetti, a civil and labour relations lawyer, will be speaking about identifying survivors, interview techniques and other practical information with free admission. If you’re looking to get informed on the issues and legal challenges, you won’t want to miss it.

Where: J. Lewis Crozer Library, 620 Engle Street, Chester, PA 19013

When: August 28, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Buying Sex, Prostitution, documentary

“Buying Sex” Stimulates Debate on Legalization

By: Carly Romano

After waiting in the rush line at the hotdocs festival for over an hour, I looked over my shoulder and noticed that the line stretched far behind me and almost curved around the building. Apparently, word had gotten out that “Buying Sex” directed by Kent Nason and Teresa MacInnes (Sea to Sea Productions) was a documentary worth checking out. Read More