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Fighting against the exploiters

 Maroussia McRae (left) and Bridget Perrier spoke about their experiences at a public awareness forum Thursday. Photo by Mike Deal.

Maroussia McRae (left) and Bridget Perrier spoke about their experiences at a public awareness forum Thursday. Photo by Mike Deal.

Take away demand for what they’re selling, survivors tell forum

It’s time to go after the criminals who sexually exploit our children, a packed forum of more than 250 people heard Thursday.

In order to put sex traffickers out of business, you need to put an end to the demand for what they’re selling, survivors told the sixth annual All Children Matter forum, hosted by the Winnipeg Sexually Exploited Youth Community Coalition.

Society has to buck up and go after the buyers who want sex with kids, said two women who were sexually exploited in their youth and are now advocates and counsellors. Read the rest of this entry

Domestic trafficking an issue for aboriginal women and girls, says Canadian author

Bridget Perrier.

Bridget Perrier, a victim of human trafficking and founder of Sex Trade 101.

‘Society doesn’t care about missing and murdered indigenous women,’ says Anupriya Sethi

CBC News, March 12, 2015

An expert on domestic sex trafficking of aboriginal girls in Canada says a national-level strategy is needed on the issue.

Anupriya Sethi delivered the morning keynote at a one-day public forum organized by the Winnipeg Sexually Exploited Youth Community Coalition on Thursday.

In 2007, Sethi published the first research study on the topic of domestic sex trafficking of aboriginal girls in Canada, documenting what makes indigenous women and girls more vulnerable to being trafficked. Read the rest of this entry

Family of deceased Indigenous woman suing Toronto police for $14 million

Cheyenne Fox 1Kenneth Jackson, APTN National News, Sept 13, 2014
The family of an Indigenous woman that died in Toronto under suspicious circumstances is suing Toronto police for $14 million alleging the force was negligent in the events leading up to her death in April 2013 and during the subsequent police investigation that labeled it a suicide.

Cheyenne Fox’s family alleges Toronto police didn’t properly respond to two 911 calls prior to Fox’s death April 25, 2013 when she fell to her death from a 24th floor balcony of a Toronto condo according to a statement of claim filed in Peterborough court Friday and obtained by APTN National News. Read the rest of this entry