Human trafficking is a serious human rights violation and a clandestine crime. it is perpetrated primarily against women and children, and involves the recruitment, transportation or harboring of persons for the purpose of exploitation. The consequences of this gendered violence are devastating. The present stage of its recognition and intervention emphasize the need for relevant information and resources for community stakeholders working to prevent human trafficking, to protect those affected, and to hold perpetrators accountable.
Listed below are the Forum program and videoed presentations from the Learning Network Human Trafficking Forum held in London, Ontario on March 5th, 2013.
Forum Videos with embedded PowerPoints (in order following Forum Agenda):
Traditional opening by Gloria Alvernaz-Mulcahy.
Dr Annalee Lepp, Founding member of the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) Canada.
"Do No Harm: A Human Rights Approach to Anti-Trafficking Policies and Interventions in Canada"
Loly Rico, President of the Canadian Council of Refugees; Founder and Co-Director of FCJ Refugee Council.
"Human Trafficking: Recent Changes and Developments"
Teresa Edwards, Director of Human Rights & international Affairs & In-House Legal Counsel, Native Women''s Association of Canada.
"Addressing Human Trafficking in Aboriginal Communities"
Robin Pike, First Executive Director, BC Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons.
"Building a Provincial Response to Trafficking in Persons: The BC Experience"
Marty Van Doren, Superintendent (Retired), Human Trafficking Awareness Coordinator, RCMP "O" Division.
"Law Enforcement Perspective"
Jacqui Linder, Clinical Director and Founder of Chrysalis Network.
"Understanding Victims of Human Trafficking"
Sue Wilson, Director of the Office for Systemic Justice for the Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Canada.
"Weaving the Threads: Reflections on Themes of the Day"