RECENT advocacy & news
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
covid-19 is new. gender-based violence isn’t For women around the world who experience violence in their homes, every day is an emergency. Every day is life or death. For these women and their children, the COVID-19 crisis presents complex health risks that go beyond the disease itself. UN Secretary-General António Guterres recently called the global surge in domestic violence due to country lockdowns “horrifying.” He’s right. The truth is, gender-based violence (GBV) has always been horrifying. But now, with governments mandating social distancing and
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.