Kawartha Lakes Mums What Precautions Can You Take Against Human Trafficking?Human Trafficking is not just a threat in far away countries. Everyday girls, boys, women and men are being trafficked, sometimes right under our noses. Yes, it happens even in our neighbourhoods here in Ontario. This post was inspired by a post by Marjorie Snyder of the Two Snyder Girls on the anniversary of the January 11th birthday of Alice Paul a pioneer who fought for women not to be property and have the right to vote. Unfortunately women will not be truly free as long as Human Trafficking Continues.
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Human Trafficking is a complex problem.
Human Trafficking Awareness - First Step in Battle
Did you know, most victims of Hunan Trafficking in Canada are Canadian girls? 98% of Worldwide victims of Sex trafficking are women and 93% of Canada's victims of sex trafficking are Canadians?
Sex Trafficking - Canadian Girls at High Risk
|Human Trafficking Any Girl, Anywhere, At Any Tine|
Do you know what the biggest risk factor is?
Being a Girl!
The Canadian Women's Foundation Strategies to end Sex Trafficking in Canada published in Fall 2014 - Heartbreaking to Groundbreaking has statements that shock and point to the severity of the problem in Canada.A problem where the victims are ridiculed and even further victimized by those who are supposed to protect them.
The statistics show sex trafficking in Canada is BIG business.
Here are a few surprising stats about sex trafficking:
|Report on Sex Trafficking in Canada|
- Most common recruitment age 13-14
- World-wide profits from sex trafficking $99 BILLION (US)4
- Average annual profit from each female trafficked in Canada $280,8005
- Estimated value of lost earnings and personal costs per trafficked girl $205,7396
- Trafficked girls and women served in 2012 by 266 surveyed Canadian organisations 2,8727
- Trafficking convictions since 2007 - 718
- Biggest risk factor BEING A GIRL
Reading the stories a pattern emerges - vulnerable people are lured with promises, then abused and exploited. Sometimes it is people coming with the promise of work who are exploited, but usually it is young people who are groomed, and promised things that are improvements on their home lives. For example if parents won't let them have a cell phone, or a pet - the groomer will offer them those things. Especially skilled exploiters will use intermittent reinforcement, offering and withdrawing affection. Drugs and alcohol are also used to control the victims, Sometimes pregnancy is used as a control device as well. The grooming ends and the violence begins. Not only the victim is threatened ,but also those the victim loves.
|Canadian Human Trafficking Victim Statement - Death Threats|
While trafficking victims often go missing from their homes, sometimes they are blackmailed and exploited right under the noses of their parents. It can take years for victims to escape - one of the biggest problems overcoming the lies of the people exploiting them.
Canadian Women's Foundation Strategies for Human Trafficking Elimination
1. Grants: Over the next five years, the Canadian Women’s Foundation will: Provide stable five-year funding for up to 20 organizations working to prevent sex trafficking and helping women and girls to end the sexual exploitation and rebuild their lives. Organizations that receive grants will be invited to come together to network, share knowledge and strengthen the capacity of the service sector. Incorporate sex trafficking into our existing programs through:
- Additional funding for their annual violence prevention grants
- New developmental grants to enable existing grant recipients to improve their services for trafficking women and girls
- New grants to mobilize knowledge about sex trafficking within existing innovation projects funded by the Canadian Women’s Foundation
- Knowledge sharing on sex trafficking at grantee meetings and through training webinars
2. Promoting collective action Within the next year, the Canadian Women’s Foundation will: Convene four Regional Roundtables to transfer knowledge and support community-based strategies to end sex trafficking. These roundtables will build upon existing regional networks and include representation from experiential women, community-based organizations, law enforcement and justice, child welfare, Aboriginal and Migrant communities, funding partners, government and the private sector. Convene a one-day National Summit for specialists in four areas:
- Research and Data: to pave the way for consistent and sustained Canada-wide data collection and an agreed-upon national research agenda
- Technology: to advance the role of the internet and mobile communications in combating sex trafficking
- Legal Issues: to overcome legal barriers that impede prosecutions and prevent women and girls from coming forward
- National Co-ordination: to establish a body to keep the work moving forward for the greatest collective impact
One of the initiatives Canadian Women's Foundation Supports is the Donate Your Voice Campaign to raise awareness of the young people who have had their voices silenced. Visit the website, choose a script, and read it aloud online in honour of victims who have been silenced.
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2. SPEAK UP ABOUT IT Sexual exploitation is driven by demand. Speak up about the realities of women and girls exploited in the sex industry.
3. CHALLENGE IT Contact your federal, provincial or local government representative to ask what they’re doing about sex trafficking, raise the issue with your local paper, or bring it up at a community meeting.
4. STOP IT If you suspect that sex trafficking is happening in your community, or you are a trafficking victim, contact a local sexual assault line, women’s crisis line, or police.
5. CHANGE IT Help the Canadian Women’s Foundation to bring an end to the sex trafficking of women and girls in Canada. Visit canadianwomen.org to donate today
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