Vulnerability: A Photo Essay

I love photography. For a while I have wanted to start doing photo essays here at HFTS with themes that relate to sex trafficking.  I did one with royalty free images a while back, but from now on want to use photos from you instead. So I put a call out for my first real […]

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Earthquakes & Child Trafficking: Japan vs. Haiti

On the morning of January 12, 2010, I made myself a cup of tea and sat at my computer to check on world news.  Immediately I was bombarded with articles, videos, and images of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti and reduced much of the country to rubble.  While scrolling through the information in […]

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Real Men Don’t Buy Girls

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore just launched these videos to raise awareness about trafficking. They humorously address manhood while sending a very serious message.  Check out the Demi & Ashton Foundation to see what this cool couple is doing to fight sexual exploitation! Do you think videos like this are effective?  Rob Morris from Love […]

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Dear Rob Ford – My Letter to the Mayor of Toronto

Last week I wrote a post about Toronto councillor Giorgio Mammoliti’s proposal to create a red light district on Toronto Island. You can read it here. As promised, here is my letter to the Rob Ford, the mayor of Toronto, regarding Mammoliti’s proposal. *Update: Mayor Ford’s response below!* Dear Mayor Rob Ford, My name is […]

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Project SECLUSION: Summary of Findings

Several months ago I received a report from the Human Trafficking National Coordination Centre known as Project SECLUSION.  It is a national overview of trafficking operations in Canada and addresses organized crime involvement, transnational associations, source countries, and challenges faced by law enforcement.  It is not intended to be a guide on how to investigate […]

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Meet an Abolitionist: William Wilberforce

Often my inspiration comes from historical figures who have resisted the status quo and made change happen. William Wilberforce, who played a key role in abolishing the trans-Atlantic slave trade, is one of those heroes. Born in 1759, Wilberforce was raised in an era where European slave traders were making regular trips to the West […]

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