When I was growing up in Finland, my dad would often travel for work and return with gifts from abroad. It’s no surprise that one of my favourite words early on became “tuliainen,” or, as I later learned in English – souvenir. Often these souvenirs included new Disney movies, and I quickly fell in love with […]
A tragic phenomenon is unfolding across Canada – women and girls, the majority of whom have light coloured hair and blue or green eyes – are going missing at an alarming rate in provinces across the country. It appears that females of Dutch, English and Scottish descent are specifically being targeted, and the numbers in […]
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.
This weekend I had the privilege of speaking with my good friend Tara Teng at a Meeting House small group in Oakville. After screening our documentary about sex trafficking in Canada, we had an amazing time of discussion with the group. Three things stood out to me during out time together: First, the conversation was […]
If you have watched our film on sex trafficking in Canada, you will recognize the “Swedish model” as a strategy that has worked to curb sex trafficking and the exploitation of women in Sweden. In 1999 Swedish government criminalized the purchase of sexual services and decriminalized those selling it, ensuring that men would be held responsible […]
The last seven days have been kind of a big deal in Ontario when it comes to human trafficking and prostitution. If you have somehow missed it in the news or are unclear as to what actually happened last week, here is a list of the basics you must know. Two sex trade workers, Terry-Jean […]