Advocacy and Research
Aura Freedom is involved in numerous advocacy initiatives in Canada and globally that advance the human rights of women and girls, create policy change, and work to end gender-based violence and human trafficking for good. Everything we do is to bring our vision of freedom from violence for all women and girls to life.
recent ADVOCACY activities
Freedom Needs Truth – An Open Letter Endorsed by Aura Freedom So many voices coming together! Aura Freedom has been very vocal about the harms caused by sensational and untrue theories of human trafficking circulating on social media. Freedom Needs Truth is a coalition of organizers, including Aura Freedom, dedicated to fighting human trafficking, who are warning about the dangers
The Children of Pornhub – An Open Thank You Letter to Nicholas Kristof Photo credit: Nicholas Kristof I have followed the journalist Nicholas Kristof for years. As someone working to eradicate gender-based violence and exploitation, his writing has always spoken to me. Never sensational. Fact-based. Compassionate. Human. His coverage of wartime sexual violence, human trafficking and other forms of
Preventing Gender-Based Violence is Essential, too. Preventing gender-based violence is an essential element of Canada’s post-pandemic recovery. Download our brief and case for strengthening intersectional feminism and grassroots activism to prevent gender-based violence during COVID-19 and through Canada’s post pandemic recovery. CLICK HERE TO READ THE BRIEF
relentless resilience – a beijing +25 Canadian parallel report The Grassroots has spoken. In February 2020, Aura Freedom submitted an official Beijing +25 Canadian Parallel Report with a focus on gender-based violence entitled ‘Relentless Resilience. Relentless Resilience is a Beijing +25 Parallel Report that calls for holistic change to address the root causes of gender-based violence (gender inequity, systemic racism,
gbv across the sDgs – A beijing +25 initiative #EndGBVtoAchieveSDGs Gender-based violence is a National Emergency in Canada. It is affecting every single aspect of Canadian life and the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Grassroots groups have been advocating for change for a long time. We can’t wait any longer. Gender-based violence is impacting families, communities and entire countries. While
Ontario Government Human Trafficking Roundtables In 2019, Aura Freedom participated in a series of roundtables with the Ontario Provincial Government to inform their new strategy to address human trafficking in the province. As usual, we made sure to advocate for the most marginalized groups and for the strategy to address gender inequality, colonialism, and other root causes of sexual exploitation.