The government has launched a National Action Plan to Combat Trafficking…now it’s your turn.
Archives for June 2012
Earlier this month, Jay and I were at a family reunion in a Northern Ontario town. One evening a bunch of us decided to go for a walk at sunset along the shore, but had to cut through a few neighbourhoods to get there. On the way we came across two teenage girls waiting at […]
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Most of you have probably heard the shocking story in the news of three teenage girls in Ottawa who have been charged with trafficking other teenage girls between the ages of 13 and 17 for sex. This CBC clip brings up some good points about this case. When I first heard about this, these were […]
Thanks to the petitions many of you filled out and sent in, last week a National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking was launched by the Canadian government! I am excited about this for the following reasons: It shows that human trafficking is considered a priority in Canada It means we actually have a PLAN […]
I recently had an insightful conversation with Saskia Wishart, who is based in Amsterdam with Not for Sale and fights human trafficking and exploitation in Europe. She mentioned that in the Netherlands, pimps who masquerade as loving boyfriends are known as ‘lover boys.’ Here is a well-done, informative short documentary about this trend. It really […]
Here is a message from MP Joy Smith: Dear friends, I am absolutely thrilled to share with you the announcement of a National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking that was made today by Minister Vic Toews and Minister Ambrose in Ottawa, Minister Blaney in Montreal and myself in Surrey, BC. I am excited that […]
Defend Dignity works to abolish prostitution in Canada by advocating for law reform and resourcing churches and individuals to get involved. This week Defend Dignity is putting on a city-wide information forum and is bringing in special guest Trisha Baptie, founder of Honour Consulting & EVE, who will share her story as a formerly sexually […]