Awareness and Education
Aura Freedom has always believed in the power of education to change the world. Through our workshops, presentations and awareness events, we share knowledge and education to prevent and end gender-based violence, advance equity and empower women and girls.
To book an awareness workshop, presentation or inquire about co-hosting an event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
recent awareness and education projects and events
United we stand – an international panel on world day against trafficking in persons 2020 Check out one of our favourite events of 2020 (over 9000 views on Facebook!) with our colleagues around the globe working to end human trafficking and advance equity in different ways. Thank you to all our co-panelists and tireless activists fighting for the eradication of
reclaiming power – a conversation on human trafficking and violence Against indigenous women in canada In July 2020, Aura Freedom participated in the ‘Reclaiming Power’ forum for a conversation on human trafficking and violence against Indigenous women in Canada hosted by She Leads from Ontario Tech University. Our Executive Director Marissa Kokkoros provided a (very) crash course on what human trafficking
the peer prevention project When addressing gender-based violence sexual exploitation and human trafficking, Aura Freedom’s HTPPP goes deep to the root of the issue: inequality. Patriarchy, gender inequality, systemic racism, colonialism, homo/transphobia, ableism, classism, and capitalism are all actively contributing to gender-based violence and human trafficking. Aura Freedom, we know and understand these root causes. We also know that it
standing up for survivors of wartime sexual violence In August 2019, we stood in solidarity with the Sudanese women’s group Kandaka International for Women’s Rights to support Sudan’s survivors of wartime sexual violence. Our Executive Director gave a talk on sexual violence in conflict and presented an interview she had with survivor Vasfije Krasniqi-Goodman (photo below), a survivor of the war in
walk a mile in my shoes – an aura freedom special event In May 2019 we hosted the experiential learning event “Walk a Mile in My Shoes” that raised awareness of the root causes of sexual exploitation and human trafficking and honoured survivors and their family members. Supported by the Department of Justice Canada and Lush Cosmetics North America, the event explored how marginalized communities in
ontario human trafficking awareness day – Feb 22, 2019 On February 22, 2019, our Youth Team participated in the Provincial Human Trafficking Awareness Day, organized by the Toronto Counter Human Trafficking Network. With other community partners including FCJ Refugee Centre, Native Child and Family Services of Toronto and the Rise Initiative, we spoke on a panel discussing human trafficking on Toronto and how to better support survivors and prevent trafficking before it