In 2014, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed July 30th to be the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.
Each year has a theme. In 2020 the theme focused on the first responders who help identify victims of human trafficking and help them find safety, justice, and healing.
Victims’ Voices Lead the Way is the theme for 2020.
In conjunction with this theme, you will find video testimonies of Canadian survivors by going to my Resources Page
In my debut novel All That it Takes, I address human trafficking in Victoria, BC.
I’ve had several of my local readers express shock that human trafficking could be a reality in our beautiful city. Shocking, but true, unfortunately.
It is present in every city across the globe, and that includes Canada. It is a brutal business in which most of its victims are women and young girls. In Canada, a large percentage of the victims are Indigenous women.
In the coming weeks, I am going to post some of what I have learned about human trafficking through my research for All That it Takes.
I would encourage all my readers to begin the journey of understanding human trafficking, and how you can play a role in ending it.
As part of my future posts, I will highlight an organization that is making efforts to end human trafficking.