Human trafficking is a crime and human rights abuse that’s sometimes called “modern day slavery.” Traffickers control people in many ways, including psychological manipulation, emotional abuse, lies, addiction, threats, violence, isolation and taking control of ID/documents and money. While human trafficking is a vastly under-reported crime, Ontario is a major centre for human trafficking in Canada, with about two-thirds of reported cases arising in Ontario. (stopht.com)
Here are four statistics that say it all:
of victims identify their trafficker as their boyfriend. (1)
young girls have been lured into human trafficking in the past 6 months. (2)
80 investigations by the Durham Regional Police in just the last year leading to 130 charges. (3)
The age of recruitment can be as young as 12 or 13 years old (4)
Why SafeHope Home
SafeHope Home offers a unique and comprehensive long term recovery program for young women and their children. Their commitment to every young woman who has escaped the sex trade is 3 to 7 years. During this time the women receive housing and childcare services, counselling, recovery, life skills and job preparedness classes, job shadowing and on-the-job training.
Human Trafficking is a wide-spread problem and has been documented by many reputable organizations, creators, and authors around the world. The following are essential resources to help you learn more about how human trafficking is impacted millions around the world.
- Human Trafficking Cases in Canada by Joy Smith Foundation
- “Human trafficking awareness program launches in Durham” by Aaron Streck (Global News)
- “Combatting human trafficking in Durham a community effort” by Reka Szekely (Durhamregion.com)
- “11 charged following undercover investigation into human trafficking in Durham: police” by Global News