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Toronto Area Human Trafficking Events

If you happen to be in the Toronto area over the next couple of months, you may want to check these out:


A three part series by Action to End Exploitation, offering perspectives from a variety of experts in the field of human trafficking.

Speakers will draw from a vast range of personal and professional experiences as they attempt to unravel the complex phenomenon of the modern global sex slave trade.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007
@ Hart House, U of T – St. George Campus
7-9 PM
PWYC Event


Loly Rico, Canadian Council for Refugees, Canada
Irena Soltys, Stop the Trafficking Coalition Canada
Benjamin Santamaria, Project Desert Roses


Thursday, October 18, 2007
@ The Toronto Women’s Bookstore (73 Harbord Street, Toronto)
7- 9 PM
PWYC Event


Angela Miles, OSIE, University of Toronto
Clara Ho, Legal Director, METRAC
John Fenn, Streetlights Support Services

Thursday, October 25, 2007
@ The Brunswick Theatre (296 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto)
7-9 PM

Film Screening of “Anonymously Yours”

“[A clandestine film] shot deep in the uncharted world of Southeast Asian sex trafficking. The film chronicles the merchandising of women commonplace in a land afflicted with staggering poverty and widespread corruption”.



Showtime: Sat Sept 22 - 7pm & Sat Sept 29 - 4pm
Location: 296 Brunswick Avenue (2nd Floor), Toronto Ontario
Phone: 647-282-3627

An excerpt from the Brunswick theatre’s website:

Filmed in Burma, China, Laos, and Thailand, this is the first film to follow the trade in women in all its complexity and to consider the impact of this ‘far away’ problem on the global community.

Narrated by Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie, Trading Women follows the trade of women in all its complexity, entering the worlds of brothel owners, trafficked girls, voluntary sex-workers, corrupt police and anxious politicians.

The film also explores the international community’s response to the issue. Trading Women is the first film to demonstrate to viewers the relationship of the trade in drugs to the trade of women. The film dispels common beliefs about the sex trade, such as: “The problem is the parents - it’s part of their culture to sell their daughters;” “The sex trade exists because of Western sex tours;” and “They sell their girls for TV’s.”


Ramya Ramanathan's picture

This is great information!

Dear K, this is some fabulous information...thanks so much.

Below is information about another event being held in Toronto in November: I am planning to be there so definitely send me a quick note if anyone else is planning to be there as well! Thanks. Ramya

Public Education Forum
Rights of Non-Status Women Network


519 Church Street Community Centre, 519 Church Street
November 21, 2007, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This forum will be a place for Violence against Women workers, Community Workers and Community Members to learn about the human rights and international context to trafficking of women, to learn about the criminal justice response and to gain practical tips for working with women who have been trafficked.

Clara Ho, METRAC Loly Rico, FJC Refugee Centre
Julie Meeks, RCMP Dr. Kamala Kempadoo, York University

Registration Information

Name: ___________________________________________________________________
Organization (if applicable): _________________________________________________
Telephone: _______________________________________________________________
Email: ___________________________________________________________________
Food Allergies: £ No £ Yes: __________________________________________
Accessibility requirements: _________________________________________________
Space is wheelchair accessible.
Please let us know of any accommodation needs and we will do our best to meet them.
Light refreshments will be served.

Registration Fee: $5.00 (to be paid in cash only at the door, pay as you can)

Please fax the completed registration form to 416-944-9753 by November 9th.


For more information please contact Stephanie at (416) 944-9242 ext. 232

Please bring materials from your agency. There will be a resource table available!

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