Contextualizing Sex Trafficking of Aboriginal Women and Girls – November 12 2016



Contextualizing Sex Trafficking of Aboriginal Women and Girls

Symposium

CONTEXTUALIZING SEX TRAFFICKING OF
ABORIGINAL WOMEN AND GIRLS

12 November 2016, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Simcoe Hall, Room 1033

Lakehead University Orillia

500 University Avenue, Orillia, Ontario, Canada L3V 0B9

This event is free and open to the public; register at the door starting at 8:30 a.m. – no advance registration is required. Parking on campus is free on the weekends. Certificates of attendance can be issued by the organizers upon request. We plan to livestream the symposium presentations via YouTube starting at 9:30 a.m.; Visit our “Live Stream” page on November 12 to view.

The objectives of the symposium are: (1) to disseminate the latest research on sex trafficking of Aboriginal women and girls in Canada; (2) to offer the physical and intellectual space for critical analysis and contextualization of the problem; (3) to provide an overview of what is being done to address the problem; (4) to facilitate face-to-face networking and interdisciplinary, multi-sectoral knowledge exchange among the delegates, particularly students, faculty, and service providers; (5) to promote collaboration between academics and practitioners for the purposes of continual strengthening of the knowledge base and evidence-based practice with trafficked persons.

Publications & Resources Resulting from Research Projects to be Presented at the Symposium

Bourgeois, R. (2015). Colonial exploitation: The Canadian State and the trafficking of Indigenous women and girls in Canada. UCLA Law Review, 62, 1426-1463.

Canadian Women’s Foundation (CWF). (2014). “No more”: Ending sex-trafficking in Canada: Report of the National Task Force on Sex Trafficking of Women and Girls in Canada. [Ottawa:] CWF.

Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC). (2010) Sisters in spirit: 2010 research findings. What their stories tell us. [Ottawa:] NWAC.

Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC). (2014). Boyfriend or not: Sexual exploitation and trafficking of Aboriginal women and girls in Canada: Report to the Embassy of the United States. [Ottawa:] NWAC.

Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC). (2014). Sexual exploitation and trafficking of Aboriginal women and girls: Literature review and key informant interviews. [Ottawa]: NWAC.

Roos, H. (2013). Phase I: Service and capacity review for victims of sexual exploitation and human trafficking in Nunavut: Report.[Gatineau, QC:] Roos-Remillard Consulting Services.

Tracia’s Trust: Manitoba’s Sexual Exploitation Strategy

B.C.’s Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons (OCTIP). (2013). BC’s Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking, 2013-2016. Vancouver, BC: Ministry of Justice.

B.C.’s Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons (OCTIP). (2014). One-year status report: March 2013 to April 2014. Vancouver, BC: Ministry of Justice.

B.C.’s Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons (OCTIP). (2015). Second year status report: April 2014 to April 2015. Vancouver, BC: Ministry of Justice.

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