Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada

by Aura Freedom International
Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada
Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada
Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada
Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada
Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada
Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada
Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada
Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada
Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada
Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada
Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada
Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada
Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada
Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada
Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada
Fund Workshops to End Trafficking in Canada

Project Report | Mar 7, 2024
This Year's Human Trafficking Awareness Day Was One of Our Most Impactful Yet!

By Danielle Warren | Development Manager

Our Biggest Anti-Human Trafficking Event YET!
Our Biggest Anti-Human Trafficking Event YET!

To our friends, our supporters, our fellow activists and advocates,

February 22nd was Human Trafficking Awareness Day in Canada.

This year, over 400 community members, frontline workers, parents, youth, and more registered for our knowledge sharing event that centered the root causes and called for the prevention and end of human trafficking in Canada.

But why is this so transformational?

Because gender-based violence (such as human trafficking) is an epidemic in Canada - and it is gender-based.

50% of Canadian women and girls have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16.  

97% of Canadian human trafficking survivors are women and girls.

And the ages of both sex traffickers and their victims are continually getting younger. 

Aura Freedom has known for a long time that youth-targeted interventions that center education and empowerment are vital to ending gender-based violence and human trafficking in Canada. 

But at Aura Freedom, we go a step further. Our services target not only youth -  but the community of stakeholders that work the closest with youth: teachers, parents, frontline workers, children’s aid systems, and more.

When community members are educated on, aware of, and equipped with tools on gender-based violence and human trafficking - that is when we can prevent the sexual exploitation of youth. 

Thank you for working with us to see this mission become a reality. This work would not be possible without you. 

Since our last report, we have advocated for training and education on human trafficking to our Members of Provincial Parliament (MPP's), calling in our government to ensure ways we can end gender-based violence and human trafficking in Ontario, and across Canada. We continue to further our collaborations with other local and national communities by speaking at events that centered gender-based violence and human trafficking, hosted by Public Safety Canada, Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, WomanACT, YWCA Canada, Central Housing Neighbourhood, and more. We are dedicated to continuing to share our gender-based violence and human trafficking knowledge and tools nationwide.

Thank you for being on this journey with us. We are so grateful to have you with us as we work towards preventing human trafficking by addressing and supporting not only our youth, but the community members that surround them. 

We are so grateful. 

In solidarity and strength, 

Danielle Warren
Development Manager
Aura Freedom International 

We Shared Our Human Trafficking Expertise
We Shared Our Human Trafficking Expertise
Check Out Our Human Trafficking Info Hub
Check Out Our Human Trafficking Info Hub
We Speak On How to End the GBV Epidemic
We Speak On How to End the GBV Epidemic
Our Executive Director on a Panel to Combat GBV
Our Executive Director on a Panel to Combat GBV

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Aura Freedom International

Location: Toronto, ON - Canada
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Twitter: @AuraFreedom
Project Leader:
Marissa Kokkoros
Toronto , Ontario Canada
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