Day 1 After International Women’s Day – Still Celebrating, Still Advocating

At only 17-yr old, Malala Yousafzai was the youngest recipient, at the time in 2014, as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate for her courageous advocacy of girls education in her home region of Swat District, Pakistan. Blogged for BBC as early as 11-yr old and almost died from being assassinated by a Taliban soldier when … More Day 1 After International Women’s Day – Still Celebrating, Still Advocating

Ottawa Police Target Human Trafficking, a $26M Industry

Researchers have found 140 women who say they’ve been forced to perform sex-trade work in Ottawa CBC News on March 24, 2014— “Researchers and police say they are targeting a $26 million industry that’s one of the most dangerous in Ottawa: human trafficking. Researcher Elise Wohlbold is studying the scope of human trafficking in Ottawa as part … More Ottawa Police Target Human Trafficking, a $26M Industry

ONTARIO: York Region Human Trafficking Investigation Arrests Ten in Sex Trade Case Involving Girls as Young as 14

By Jake Kigar for The National Post on February 19, 2014— “York Regional Police have charged 10 men with more than 95 criminal offences after a two-month sexual exploitation and human trafficking investigation involving girls as young as 14. Det.-Sgt. Peter Casey said investigations identified 31 girls working in the sex trade, with almost 30% … More ONTARIO: York Region Human Trafficking Investigation Arrests Ten in Sex Trade Case Involving Girls as Young as 14

Sexual Violence Survivor Seeks to Break Ultra-Triathlon World Record to Encourage People to Be Relentless in Fight Against Human Trafficking

Posted By Ana for The Laredo Sun on February 3, 2014— “Norma Bastidas, a 46-year-old single mom, survivor of sexual abuse and violence, humanitarian, and the first woman ultramarathoner to complete seven ultramarathons on seven continents in seven months in 2009, now seeks to break the world record for an ultra-triathlon by completing 3,536 miles … More Sexual Violence Survivor Seeks to Break Ultra-Triathlon World Record to Encourage People to Be Relentless in Fight Against Human Trafficking

Nearly 400 Children Rescued, 348 Adults Arrested in Canadian Child Pornography Bust

By Daniella Silva for NBC News on November 14, 2013— “Nearly 400 children have been rescued and 348 adults arrested following an expansive and “extraordinary” international child pornography investigation, Canadian police announced Thursday. Toronto Police via EPA: Toronto Police Service Detective Constable Lisa Belanger (L) and Inspector Joanna Beaven-Desjardins of the Toronto Police Service Sex … More Nearly 400 Children Rescued, 348 Adults Arrested in Canadian Child Pornography Bust

MONTREAL: Gang Facing Charges for Human Trafficking and Sex Slavery

On October 24, 2013 for CTV Montreal— “The RCMP says it is breaking up a human trafficking ring that smuggled young women into Canada and used them as sex slaves. The force has made several arrests, including one Wednesday morning in Montreal, but cautions that at least one of the alleged slave traders is still … More MONTREAL: Gang Facing Charges for Human Trafficking and Sex Slavery