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Preventing Human Trafficking by Advancing Equity and Unpacking Root Cause

Preventing Human Trafficking by Advancing Equity and Unpacking Root Cause - November 15, 2022

Key Points:

  1. USE EMPATHY, CENTRE SURVIVORS REMEMBER TRAUMA: If you suspect someone you are supporting is being sexually exploited or trafficked, use the tools presented in this webinar to offer trauma - informed, compassionate support and know that there are organizations in Canada offering specialized services.

  2. FOCUS ON EMPOWERMENT: Successful human trafficking prevention works to uplift and support people experiencing marginalization in your community or in your work. Empowerment is key because it is very hard to traffic an empowered person.

  3. WORK TO ADVANCE EQUITY, UPHOLD HUMAN RIGHTS: Successful human trafficking prevention advances equity and human rights and speaks out on sexism, gender inequality, discrimination, racism, bullying, rape culture and more. Work to dismantle oppressive systems and address root ca uses of exploitation

Additional Resources:

Suggested citation for Aura Freedom's workshop:
Aura Freedom. (2021). Aura Freedom’s Human Trafficking Peer Prevention Project. Fourth Edition. Presented in Toronto.

Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-833-900-1010 OR TEXT 233733

The Hotline is operating 24 hours, 7 days a week

For More Information About the Human Trafficking Hotline:


Aura Freedom International’s Main Website:
Created in the name of gender equality, Aura Freedom is a grassroots women’s organization that works to eradicate violence against women and human traffic king through advocacy and education. We work with a diverse group of allies to achieve our goals.

Through education, advocacy, research, training, and feminist movement building, Aura Freedom has implemented sustainable projects addressing violence against women and human trafficking in both Canada and South Asia. Our work has advanced gender equality, empowered marginalized women and given survivors anti - oppressive access to crucial services.

Aura Freedom International’s Human Trafficking Info Hub:

Aura Freedom International’s GET HELP page: Where to get help for those experiencing gender-based violence or exploitation in Toronto and Canada.


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