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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 gender-based
relentless Resilience named one of canada’s top recovery projects In November, Future of Good recognized the Relentless Resilience campaign with a Canada’s Top 100 Recovery Projects Award! Projects recognized with this award are all a part of the ‘Leave no one behind’ rallying cry by the UN that has recognized that it is more crucial than ever to build awareness around the
the 2020 trafficking in persons report is out – and it misses the mark The US State Department’s TIP Report has been a useful tool for the past 20 years in global efforts to end human trafficking. However, it is in dire need of an evolution. The report must consider new criteria when “ranking” countries other than prosecutions and convictions.
gender justice and racial justice go hand in hand. there is no other way. Renewing our Commitment to Racial Justice Aura Freedom stands against all forms of racism and colonialism. In our quest to eradicate gender-based violence, we work hard to highlight how systemic racism and colonialism harm Indigenous women, Black women and other women of colour and contribute to increased
exploitation doesn’t stop for a pandemic. May 2020: What does COVID-19 mean to women currently being trafficked, or to survivors who are seeking services? As an organization addressing human trafficking in Canada and beyond, we knew that COVID-19 would have devastating effects on trafficked women and girls*. *Please note the following article refers to trafficked women and children in the sex