‘Reclaiming Power’ – A Webinar on Human Trafficking and Violence Against Indigenous Women in Canada

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 looks like in Ontario and spoke alongside our good friend Melissa Compton, a Mi’kmaq Nation social worker, trauma counsellor and Indigenous educator, who spoke about the historical contexts of violence against Indigenous women.
 
Thank you to She Leads for hosting this important conversation!

WEBINAR FOR YOUTH 13+: How to Prevent Sexual Exploitation by Advancing Equality and Practicing Kindness

a free webinar for YOUTH 13+(and adults) to prevent sexual exploitation/trafficking

Aura Freedom partnered with MCIS Language Solutions and Helpingtraffickedpersons.org to bring youth 13+ a FREE webinar to prevent sexual exploitation and human trafficking.

Attention all youth at home during the COVID-19 crisis:

Been hearing a lot about human trafficking and online exploitation lately?

What do they really look like? Are you at risk?

What does this all mean to you, your friends and your community?

Join the youth team of Aura Freedom’s Peer Prevention Project for an interactive webinar aimed at preventing human trafficking, online exploitation and gender-based violence though education and empowerment.

Designed and created for youth, by youth, our webinar will increase your awareness of trafficking and exploitation with a focus on its root causes and give you the tools you need to keep yourself and your friends safe.

With students out of school and spending more time online, there is no better time to learn about internet safety, equality and healthy relationships in order to make informed decisions and lead lives free from violence and exploitation.

Appropriate for ages 13+

Youth, parents, teachers and interested community members will:

    • learn how human trafficking and online exploitation happen (the luring/grooming process, current trends, myths) and what they look like in Canada
    • explore the root causes of human trafficking (gender inequality, colonialism, systemic racism, ableism, homophobia, etc.) and how recognizing and understanding these root causes can increase equality and prevent abuse and exploitation
    • learn about consent, healthy relationships and internet safety
    • learn how to protect yourself and the people you care about and where to get help
    • learn how to create a safer, more equal and more peaceful world

WEBINAR FOR FRONTLINE WORKERS: Preventing Trafficking by Unpacking Root Causes and Empowering Youth

a free webinar for frontline workers and parents to prevent exploitation/trafficking

Aura Freedom partnered with MCIS Language Solutions and Helpingtraffickedpersons.org to bring frontline workers, parents and caregivers a FREE webinar on how to prevent sexual exploitation and human trafficking

Been hearing a lot about human trafficking lately? What does it mean to your family, the people you support at work, and your community?

Join Marissa Kokkoros, our Executive Director, for an interactive webinar on how to prevent human trafficking in the sex trade by advancing EQUALITY. By analyzing the root causes of human trafficking and exploitation, we can empower youth to demand better for themselves and their communities. 

After all, it’s very difficult to traffic empowered youth.

Parents, teachers, frontline workers, interested community members and other stakeholders will:

-learn the basics of human trafficking in the sex trade, the luring/grooming process and current trends

-explore the root causes of human trafficking in the sex trade (gender inequality, colonialism, systemic racism, ableism, homophobia, etc.) and how recognizing and unpacking these root causes with youth can increase equality and prevent abuse and exploitation

-how to appropriately support youth who are being exploited or those at risk

-learn where to get help and find resources