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Take off the cape: Why using the word “rescue” is harmful to anti-trafficking efforts

2017-12-19T19:32:16+00:00August 11, 2014|Guest bloggers, Human trafficking, Violence against women|

Here He Comes to Save the DayThis article first appeared on the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault blog and is re-published with the author's permission.

When I came to the human trafficking field from working on domestic and sexual violence, I was shocked by a lot of things. It was disturbing to learn about the various ways traffickers abuse and exploit victims for labor and sex and surprising to see how frequently human trafficking intersected directly with intimate partner violence, sex assault and child abuse.

Do We Still Need International Women’s Day?

2014-03-08T18:03:05+00:00March 8, 2014|Corporate, Empowering girls, Human trafficking, Sexual abuse, Violence against women, Women’s poverty|

communityThis was originally published on Huffington Post as part of Mina's new ongoing blog to raise awareness about issues affecting women and girls in Canada.

Before the end of today, you might notice a few small media stories mentioning that it’s International Women’s Day. If you’re like many Canadians, you might wonder why we still need a day like this, especially in a country like ours.

“Can we interview you about human trafficking?”

2017-12-19T19:58:02+00:00February 25, 2014|Human trafficking|

TimeaThis blog post originally appeared on Timea's personal blog Timea's view, where she writes about human trafficking in Canada. Timea is a member of our Task Force on Human Trafficking of Women and Girls in Canada.

As a “survivor” of Human Trafficking the request for being on Television, in the Newspapers and being part of a study group for research comes to my email box daily.

At What Cost: The Road to Anti-Trafficking is Paved with Good Intentions

2017-12-19T19:59:20+00:00February 11, 2014|Guest bloggers, Human trafficking|

This post was originally posted on the author Rachel Lloyd's blog at GEMS and is re-published with the authors permission. 

Today I was humiliated. Publicly. It happened at an anti-trafficking event where I was presenting to over 100 law enforcement and I'd just finished a solid, engaging presentation that acknowledged the fact that I was survivor but that didn't go into details about my 'story', concentrating instead on the issue itself, how far we've come and how far we still need to go.