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Fact Sheet on Prostitution and Human Trafficking

Source: 
Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) BC Council
Date: 
2011
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
2 pages
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Acting Against Human Trafficking: A Reflection

Source: 
Comité d’action contre la traite humaine interne et internationale (CATHII)
Date: 
2010
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
This paper provides a summary of three key documents that were prepared to promote national action against trafficking in persons in Canada: “An Exploration of Promising Practices in Response to Human Trafficking in Canada”, a report requested by the government of the province of Manitoba in 2010; “Connecting the Dots”, a proposal presented by Joy Smith, Member of Parliament for Kildonan-St-Paul, recommending measures required in a national action plan to combat trafficking in persons, published before the NAP was developed; and “Invisible Chains”, by researcher and jurist Benjamin Perrin, which analyzes the issue of trafficking in persons in Canada and abroad. The summary outlines different perspectives on emerging trends and needs in Canada’s anti-trafficking efforts.
Also available in: 
French.

Human Trafficking Power and Control Wheel - Polaris Project

Source: 
Polaris Project
Date: 
2010
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
International
Summary: 
This wheel is meant to raise awareness about the non-physical forms of control used by traffickers in situations of sex and labour trafficking, many of which can be similar to non-physical forms of control and power present in domestic violence situations.
Also available in: 
Only available in English.

Enslaved and Exploited: the Story of Sex Trafficking in Canada

Source: 
Hope for the Sold
Date: 
2010
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
Video - information and interviews 46:16 minutes

Invisible Chains

Source: 
Perrin, Benjamin
Date: 
2010
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian

An Exploration of Promising Practices in Response to Human Trafficking in Canada

Source: 
International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy
Date: 
2010
Category: 
Services
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
Our most recent product, An Exploration of Promising Practices in Response to Human Trafficking in Canada, is available in both English and French. The project assists with the identification of potential best practices to help combat human trafficking in Canada. The project was commissioned by the Government of Manitoba on behalf of the Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) Forum of Senior Officials responsible for the Status of Women. The report has three parts. The first part discusses the legal and sociological context required to understand human trafficking issues as they relate to prevention and victim services. In this regard, the Trafficking Protocol to the Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime, the first internationally agreed upon definition of trafficking in persons, frames the discussion. The report outlines Canada's laws against human trafficking: section 279.01 of the Criminal Code, passed in 2005, and section 118 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, passed in 2002. Canada's existing human trafficking coordination bodies and victims services at the federal, provincial and territorial levels are briefly canvassed. The second section explores promising practices in human trafficking prevention and victim services while the third offers brief conclusions and recommendations on the practices presented. This report is available on the Government of Manitoba’s Website, as well as that of ICCLR.
Also available in: 
French

coerce.ca - Fight against Modern Day Slavery

Source: 
coerce.ca
Date: 
2010
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
Raises awareness through a blog

Human Trafficking and the Sex Trade Fact Sheet

Source: 
Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre
Date: 
2010
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
1 page with facts and statistics

The Walk - a play about sex trafficking

Source: 
Cunningham-Huston, Catherine
Date: 
2010
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
“The Walk” is a new play about sex trafficking, by Catherine Cunningham-Huston. It will be produced by Moon Dog Theatre, in association with PACT-Ottawa (Persons Against the Crime of Trafficking in Humans). It's the story of three wildly incompatible individuals struggling to write a play about the trafficking of women. CATHERINE ANNE is a quirky social activist nun, STEPHANIE is a neurotic writer, and PETER is an out-of-work film director. From the group’s meetings, the haunting stories of trafficked women emerge. One thread that runs through the play is the story of CELESTINE, a Nigerian woman who was trafficked for eight years in Italy and is now trying to build a life for her infant son in Canada.

Connecting the Dots: A Proposal for a National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking

Source: 
Smith, Joy / Member of Parliament
Date: 
2010
Category: 
Services
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Also available in: 
French.

Canada Fights Human Trafficking

Source: 
Canada Fights Human Trafficking
Date: 
2010
Category: 
Awareness
Summary: 
48 sec video

Memoirs of a Sex Slave Survivor

Source: 
Nagy, Timea
Date: 
2010
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
A story of one person's difficult journey into the underbelly of the sex slavery trade and the personal healing and forgiveness that followed. Timea Nagy hopes to inspire others to rise above victimization and lead joyful and purposeful lives in spite of difficult circumstances a living example of grace in action.

Sex + Money: A National Search for Human Worth

Source: 
PhotogenX
Date: 
2010
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
International
Summary: 
Sex+Money: A National Search for Human Worth is a feature length documentary that follows a group of journalists as they travel in an RV across the United States, seeking to understand how the sexual exploitation of children has become the nation's fastest growing form of organized crime, and what can be done to stop it. Trailer on youTube @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsY93C8cm54&feature=player_embedded

Map - Forced Labour and Trafficking

Source: 
Workers' Alliance against Forced Labour and Trafficking
Date: 
2010
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
International
Summary: 
This map designed by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), with the support of the ILO Special Action Programme to combat forced labour provides information on the workers' alliance against forced labour and trafficking and examples of good practices.
Also available in: 
French and Spanish

Human Trafficking in Canada - 2nd edition

Source: 
People's Law School
Date: 
2010
Category: 
Services
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
A free 16-page booklet available in print and online. Summarizes the definition of trafficking, the law, initiatives and what members of the public can do. List of resources included. Other publications are available online: www.publiclegaled.bc.ca.
Also available in: 
Only available in English.

Human Trafficking in Canada: A Threat Assessment

Source: 
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Date: 
2010
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
Project SECLUSION was prepared for the Immigration and Passport Branch as a national overview of human trafficking activities in an effort to identify the extent of organized crime involvement, transnational associations, source countries, as well as issues and challenges faced by law enforcement. This report also serves as a preliminary baseline of human trafficking activities affecting Canada in both the transnational and domestic perspectives. Issues identified in this assessment were the result of a thorough analysis of investigations with human trafficking elements which occurred between 2005 and 2009. In order to establish consistency, the analysis was framed by the definition of human trafficking as set by the Criminal Code (CC) and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA).
Also available in: 
French

Buying Sex is not a Sport

Source: 
Resist Exploitation Embrace Dignity
Date: 
2010
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
Buying Sex Is Not a Sport is a grassroots campaign to raise awareness and effect change around sex trafficking and the 2010 Olympic games. The demand for sexual access to the bodies of women and children fuels human trafficking. Women and children in Metro Vancouver and Whistler are routinely coerced into the flesh trade to meet this demand, and a large sporting event such as the 2010 Olympics will only further exploitation through a rise in the demand for paid sex. Buttons, posters, t-shirts available for sale.

La Traite d'enfants: Une réalité d'ici ... et d'ailleurs

Source: 
International Bureau for Children's Rights (IBCR)
Date: 
2009
Category: 
Services
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
Only available in French. En 2004, le Bureau international des droits des enfants (IBCR) a été mandaté par le ministère de la Justice du Canada pour effectuer une étude préliminaire sur la traite d’enfants afin d’identifier l’ampleur et la portée du phénomène au Canada. Même si cette étude a permis de noter quelques avancées réalisées par le Canada, elle a aussi dévoilé un retard certain face aux initiatives et aux mesures adoptées par l’Union Européenne et les Etats-Unis. Force est de constater que la traite existe au Canada, ce qui est démontré dans cette étude. Par la suite, l’IBCR a voulu approfondir ce constat, tout en ayant le souci de passer à l’action et de développer des outils et des partenariats susceptibles de faire cesser cette violation des droits des enfants. Ainsi l’IBCR a entamé une étude plus poussée sur la traite d’enfants au Québec au cours de l’année 2006. Les résultats obtenus et les réseaux de collaboration établis par le biais de cette recherche devraient contribuer à : 1) prévenir la traite ; 2) protéger les droits des enfants et 3) renforcer la poursuite des trafiquants. Ce rapport présente un résumé de cette recherche de l’IBCR. Il expose la méthodologie ainsi que les résultats qualitatifs et les perspectives en matière de lutte contre la traite au Québec.
Also available in: 
Only available in French.

Forced Labour and Human Trafficking: Casebook of Court Decisions - A training manual for judges, prosecutors and legal practitioners

Source: 
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Date: 
2009
Category: 
Services
Origin: 
International
Summary: 
The present casebook fills an important gap. It covers a range of national experience, from judicial decisions on forced and bonded labour in a number of developing countries, through to the more recent decisions on forced labour and trafficking in industrialized countries. In particular, it seeks to illustrate how national court decisions have taken into account the provisions of the ILO’s own Conventions on forced labour, and how this may provide useful guidance for future court decisions. By increasing familiarization with and awareness of jurisprudence on forced labour, we hope also to promote cross-fertilization of experience and dialogue among judicial practitioners, both within domestic courts and between domestic and international courts. To enrich future editions of this casebook, the first of its kind, we also urge readers to share copies of court decisions involving forced labour.

International Framework for Action to Implement the Trafficking in Persons Protocol

Source: 
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Date: 
2009
Category: 
Services
Origin: 
International
Summary: 
The International Framework for Action is a technical assistance tool that supports United Nations Member States in the effective implementation of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (United Nations Trafficking Protocol), supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC). ***See Table 2 on Protection and Assistance***
Also available in: 
French

Rapport du sous-comité interministériel sur la traite des femmes migrantes

Source: 
Gouvernement du Québec
Date: 
2009
Category: 
Services
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
The committee’s mandate was to “Examine measures to protect the rights of migrant women who are the victims of trafficking, within the scope of the jurisdiction of the Québec government, and examine the possibility of negotiating an agreement with the federal government concerning this matter”. The report is based on extensive work. The first section defines the terms used and presents the legal framework. The second section summarizes the information gathered by the committee and presents an overview of human trafficking in Québec while discussing possible solutions. The third section contains the committee’s observations.
Also available in: 
Only available in French.
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Deborah's Gate Program

Source: 
Salvation Army
Date: 
2009
Category: 
Services
Origin: 
Canadian
Summary: 
trifold pamphlet about a shelter for trafficked women
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The Johns: Sex for sale and the men who buy it

Source: 
Malarek, Victor
Date: 
2009
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
Canadian

UNODC Model Law against Trafficking in Persons

Source: 
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Date: 
2009
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
International
Summary: 
The UNODC Model Law against Trafficking in Persons has been developed to assist States in implementing the provisions contained in the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children, supplementing that Convention. It aims to facilitate the review and amendment of existing legislation as well as the adoption of new legislation. The Model Law covers not only the criminalization of trafficking in persons and related offences, but also the different aspects of assistance to victims as well as establishing cooperation between different state authorities and NGOs. Each provision is accompanied by a detailed commentary, providing several options for legislators, as appropriate, and legal sources and examples.
Also available in: 
French

Leaflet about Trafficking in Persons

Source: 
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Date: 
2009
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
International
Also available in: 
French

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