Videos

Cycling Through Consent

We had the opportunity to work with Western's Housing Department, Rez Life Western, to develop a video on consent aimed at reaching incoming and current Western students.  We really enjoyed the process and are thrilled with the resulting video "Cycling through Consent".

Carol's Experience

After the Hospital

Making a Statement

Impacts

Supports: Formal & Informal

Court Process

Messages to Survivors, Bystanders and Men

Survivor Interview - Carol

Carol shares her experience of sexual assault that occurred on her 19th birthday.  She chose to press charges against the perpetrator and recounts her experience with the criminal justice system.  She also discusses the impacts of the assault on her and her family as well as her engagement with formal and informal support networks.  She shares advice for other survivors and those who support them.

Deborah's Experience

I never told anyone...

Impacts

Coping Strategies

Deciding to tell...

Other Avenues for Healing

Messages for Other Women

Survivor Interview - Deborah

Deborah, age 63, is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. This proud mother and loving partner shares the impacts she experienced, her decision as an adult to tell others about her childhood abuse, and how  non-judgemental and supportive people have assisted her in coping.  She also discusses how writing and speaking about her childhood abuse  plays an important role in her healing journey.

Janis's Experience

Impacts

Befriended, Exploited and Victimized

Domestic Violence & Why I Stayed

Recovery

Formal Supports

Messages to Other Women

Survivor Interview - Janis

Janis, age 51, is a survivor of sexual violation, psychological, physical and economic abuse during adolescence, in intimate relationships as an adult and in her work as a sex worker. Learn from this poet and author, as she discusses the spiral of outcomes she experienced, as well as the support and inner strength she developed through friendship, martial arts, and writing.

Michelle's Experience

Helpful & Unhelpful Responses

Thoughts about Reporting

A Common MisBelief

Self-Blame

Impacts, Coping and Triggers

Advice to Others

Survivor Interview - Michelle

Michelle, age 23, is blind and a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault at age 17.  She plans to attend Law School and to work as a legal advocate for individuals with disabilities.  She discusses personal impacts, other consequences, her experience with the justice system, and what has supported her healing and recovery.

Dawn reflects...

Ed calls us to action...

Dawn reaches out to parents...

The Novaks' mission to prevent violence...

Natalie Novak - Learning from her Parents

Twenty year old Natalie, the daughter of Dawn and Ed Novak, was murdered by her ex-boyfriend while attending university.  Seven years later, her parents share their understanding of this preventable tragedy and their mission to end violence.

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"

Learning Network Human Trafficking Forum

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. 

These are the videoed presentations from the Learning Network Human Trafficking Forum held in London, Ontario on March 5th, 2013.

Forum Agenda

Forum Videos with embedded PowerPoints are in order following the Forum Agenda.