Bill C-310 Off to the Senate!

For all of you who wrote letters and contacted your Member of Parliament about Bill C-310, you will be happy to know that it passed the Third Reading in the House of Commons last week and is now headed to the Senate! Here is the press release from Friday. April 27, 2012 Ottawa, ON: Today, […]

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This Is Me TV: Fashion & Fair Trade

I absolutely LOVE it when people use what they’ve been given to change lives!  Meet Amie Sider, an entrepreneur with a purpose. This Is Me TV is having a Nationwares Giveaway!  The winner will be drawn on April 30th. And don’t forget to check out Nationwares online!  

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Sex Trafficking Push Factor: Poverty

The multi-billion dollar industry of human trafficking is an economic equation of supply and demand. The demand side that fuels sex trafficking consists of (mostly) men who pay for sex, watch pornography, and go to strip clubs.  Without them there would be no monetary incentive to traffic women, boys, and girls into the sex trade. […]

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My Thoughts on Attending a Prostitution Protest

I have a confession to make.  I don’t really see myself as a “protester.”  I am not one who naturally chooses to hold up a sign and yell at the top of my lungs, and in fact sometimes I wonder how effective such approaches are.  But last weekend I took part in a protest at […]

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“Something”

Like many abolitionists who use their early mornings, evenings, and weekends for anti-trafficking work, I have a day job.  Some days when I get home from work, I am exhausted and overwhelmed by the tasks that lay before me – whether it be fundraising for our documentary, writing letters to MPs, preparing for awareness events, […]

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Upcoming Abolitionist Events in Ontario

Saturday April 14, Toronto:  Protest at Queens Park    [free-them] together with Walk With Me Victim Services Canada and concerned citizens, plans to protest at Queen’s Park to advocate for the government to draft new prostitution legislation that can stand a constitutional challenge.  We need laws that protect victims of trafficking!  Take a stand for […]

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Interview with John Irwin, Director and Producer of SOLD

I recently saw a short film called SOLD that I wanted to share with Hope for the Sold readers.  The story is told through the eyes of a young journalist named Maya, who has inadvertently gotten captured into a human trafficking ring while doing an investigative article on the treatment of illegal immigrants in America. […]

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