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Caught in the Carceral Web: Anti-Trafficking Laws and Policies and their Impact on Migrant Sex Workers

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Join us as we present the findings of an evidence-based research report which maps the tangled web of Canadian anti-trafficking laws and policies, and investigates their impact on migrant sex workers. Speakers are Elene Lam, executive director of Butterfly, Sandra Ka Hon Chu, co-executive director, HIV Legal Network, Vincent Wong, PhD candidate, Osgoode Hall Law […]

Empower and protect, don’t prohibit: a better approach to child work

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Bans on child labour don’t work because they ignore why children work in the first place. That is why the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour will fail. If we truly care about working children, we need to start trying to keep them safe in work rather than insisting that they end work […]

After SESTA/FOSTA how is the sex industry coping?

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There was a study on the effects of S.3165 (known as SESTA/FOSTA) on the sex worker industry: A community report by Danielle Blunt and Ariel Wolf (of Hacking//Hustling), advised by Naomi Lauren (of Whose Corner Is It Anyway.) A law that was supposed to make sex trafficking an enforcement priority, instead has put legal consenting […]

Silenced Histories: Scotland and the Caribbean

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In his new book, Slaves and Highlanders, David Alston presents a major contribution to the debate on reparation by reappraising Scots involvement and complicity in the slave trade. He explores the prominent role of Highland Scots in exploitation of enslaved Africans and their descendants in the cotton, sugar and coffee plantations of the 18th and […]

Exploring Vulnerabilities of BME LGBTQ Community to Human Trafficking

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Over the years there have been increasing challenges in the narratives of Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people who might have experienced human trafficking on the grounds of their perceived sexual orientation and gender identity. We believe to some extent that these could also include some level of […]