You can read more about this week’s events in Tuesday’s post. I’ve had a lot on my mind the past few days and will be writing a more reflective post on this issue soon. Stay tuned.
Yesterday was a big day in Ontario regarding prostitution laws. The Ontario Court of Appeal, the province’s highest court, legalized brothels based on the argument that “Ontario’s current anti-prostitution laws place unconstitutional restrictions on prostitutes’ ability to protect themselves.” If you are new to this issue or want to understand today’s ruling in simple terms, here […]
As awareness spreads, the issue of sex trafficking is increasingly showing up in movies and TV shows. Actress Karen Robinson (Lars and the Real Girl, The Gospel According to the Blues), who plays Detective Ingrid Evans on King – a detective show on Showcase – recently sat down with retired Toronto Police Service Detective Wendy Leaver […]
THIS is what an abolitionist anthem sounds like – let’s join in and BE the movement!
The Project For the past several months, Hope for the Sold has been raising funds to make a documentary about the legalization of prostitution and its connection to sex trafficking. We are raising $80,000, and hitting several countries. Why do we think this project is important in the prevention of sex trafficking? Read more […]
My friend Niki, who also happens to be one of my favourite abolitionists, is inviting YOU to join her for a night of live music, yummy desserts & local art – all to support International Justice Mission‘s efforts to end human trafficking! It is a coffee house style event, so even if you can’t come […]
When my husband Jay and I were backpacking through Central America, we took a local bus from Belize to Chetumal, Mexico. At the border we all got off to go through customs, with the understanding that the bus would still be there to take us the rest of the way to the station like had […]
Many of you ask how you can get involved in the fight against human trafficking. This week, Bill C-310 is going before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. Bill C-310 has two parts: It seeks to amend the Criminal Code so that Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are involved in human trafficking outside […]
When Jay and I got married, our first apartment was on Mohawk Road in Hamilton, Ontario. It was more of a glorified attic really, but after cleaning, painting, and furnishing the place, it felt like home. It had a grocery store, a bakery, and a library nearby. High school students walked past it on their […]