Resolutions adopted December 2001

1. Trafficking in women

Whereas:
  1. Victims of trafficking in Canada are in need of services including advocacy;
  2. CCR member organizations are not necessarily sensitized and responsive to these needs;
Therefore be it resolved:

That the CCR call on its members to sensitize themselves to trafficking issues and consider adapting their services or their mandates, as appropriate, to respond to the needs of those who have been trafficked.

24. Trafficking in women

Whereas:
  1. Canada has made an international commitment to combat trafficking in women and children and to extend protection to the victims of trafficking through the protocol on trafficking in persons;
  2. Canada and Canadians are complicit in perpetuating trafficking in women and children as a receiving country and as customers;
  3. Some women and children may be eligible for refugee status but others do not obviously qualify because the human rights abuses have occurred in Canada, not the country of origin;
Therefore be it resolved:

That the CCR call on the Canadian government to offer protection to the women and children who have suffered human rights violations as a result of trafficking, through access to permanent residence, not depending on cooperation with law enforcement officials.