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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

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Open Letter to the Attorney General of Ontario

To the Attorney General of Ontario,

I have just received news that the Attorney General of Ontario has decided unilaterally not to prosecute charges under the bawdy house provisions of the Criminal Code of Canada. Read More

Modern Slavery: Hidden In Plain Sight

Modern Slavery: Hidden In Plain Sight

By: Emily Piccinin

London, UK. November 2013.

They had spent the majority of their lives in captivity. Now 69, 57 and 30, these three severely traumatized women were denied access to the outside world for such an unfathomable number of years, that once rescued they were unable to recall any contact with outside persons. 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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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

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Ride for Refuge

RIDE FOR REFUGE with the Joy Smith Foundation

What:  Ride for Refuge – supporting anti-trafficking of children and women

When:  Saturday October 5th, 2013

Where:  Fort Garry Evangelical Mennonite Church.  602 Pasadena Ave, Winnipeg, MB

Did you know that cycling could save your life and another person’s life too? Read More

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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

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