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Anti-Human Trafficking Activists in North America Are Binding Together to Fight Modern Day Slavery and Sexual Violence

Submitted by: Community Works Association

Categories: Human Rights, Activism

Posted: Feb 18, 2015 – 07:59 AM EST

 

TORONTO, Feb. 18 /CSRwire/ - (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Human trafficking and modern day slavery, a crime that goes unseen in most cases has gained recent attention from several human rights activists, political figures as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and celebrities as singer Katy Perry, who featured domestic abuse and human trafficking survivor Brooke Axtell during the 57th Annual Grammy Awards performance of 'By the Grace of God', which followed a brief televised message to viewers about ending domestic and sexual abuse from U.S. President Barack Obama.

Community Works Ontario entered an alliance with United Nations War on Human Trafficking Association earlier this year and recently gained support from the Congressional Task Force on Human Trafficking in Washington, D.C. to delegate and lobby at local and national government, in anticipation to increase prosecution standards for human traffickers, increase funding for social services organisations that aid victims of sexual violence, and develop special task-force operations on human trafficking with law enforcement agencies in U.S. and Canada.

"Congress can't ignore modern day slavery and human trafficking in America," spoke UNWHT President Cary Lee Peterson in prior talks with press a month ago. Peterson says that 'he feels that working with U.S. Congress and Canada's Parliament will hopefully raise the financial and political support that is not easily obtained at United Nations.'

The Canada-U.S., bi-lateral alliance on human trafficking is in talks with local law enforcement agencies to launch training operations this year, researching new investigative tactics and procedures to target and disassemble criminal organisations involved in sex trafficking.

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