A Graphic Tells the Story: Prostitution Statistics

I am usually wary of statistics about prostitution and sex trafficking because organized crime and clandestine behaviour are difficult to measure. But I recently came across this Online Schools infographic (below) about prostitution and couldn’t help but share it with you.  The sources, some more reliable than others, are listed on the bottom. I personally […]

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More Than a Beauty Queen: Meet Miss BC Tara Teng

This week I had the opportunity to go to a showing of our film at Trinity Western University, where my husband Jay and I did Q & A with the students afterwards.  The event was hosted by Tara Teng, a beautiful and vibrant student who is passionate to end modern day slavery and exploitation.  In […]

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Should the Punishment Fit the Crime?

This weekend I read an article in the Globe and Mail by Kirk Makin about mental illness and Canada’s Criminal Justice System.  The article first describes the conditions of over-populated prisons that are not equipped to deal with the mental health issues of many inmates.  It then talks about the St. Lawrence Valley Correctional and […]

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A Call for Volunteers: Counsellors for National Trafficking Hotline

Do you have mental health training? Are you currently living in Alberta? Are you passionate about ending human trafficking?  If so, this volunteer opportunity is definitely worth checking out. I just watched an interview with Jacqui Linder, executive director of the Crysalis Network.  They have just launched a human trafficking crisis hotline in Canada, which […]

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Abolitionist Longings for 2011

“There is a space between man’s imagination and man’s attainment that may only be traversed by his longing.” –Kahlil Gibran I asked some fellow abolitionists what the following question: What do you long for in 2011? Here are their responses. “My hope for 2011 is that more Canadians will respond to the growing awareness about […]

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Vacationers: Watch Out for Pedophiles in Bali

I read an article recently about Bali, Indonesia, which is a popular vacation destination for Australians and other wealthy tourists. Here is why this island paradise is attractive to pedophiles: Living costs and real estate are going up, widening the gap between the rich and the poor There is a cultural acceptance of child sex. […]

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Two Little Girls: Short Film About Sex Trafficking

A fairytale gone wrong. In my opinion, this is a very creative and tastefully done clip about how forced prostitution can happen. I found a conversation online about this video, which kicks off with this comment: Whilst I’m very sympathetic to the plight of females caught up in the appalling sex trafficking industry, I want […]

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