Many Canadians are not aware that sex trafficking of women and girls happens in Canada and is targeted to Canadian women and girls. The major risk factor of sex trafficking in Canada is being a girl. True equality for women and girls will not be achieved until we eradicate all forms of sexual exploitation and sex trafficking.
Organizations like the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre in Winnipeg are taking a leadership role in addressing the sexual exploitation/trafficking of girls under the age of 18. As an Indigenous community, we continue to work together so our families can valued, respected and engaged.
Together, we can give a voice to survivors, end this extreme form of violence against women and girls and stop this violation of human rights.