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Snack and Chat: Human Trafficking: The underground commerce of human beings

Human trafficking is a serious problem that plagues our society today.

It is estimated that approximately 80% of trafficking involves sexual exploitation, and 19% involves labour exploitation. In Canada, data reveals that 25% of the victims are underage and 46% of them are between the ages of 18 and 24.

The fastest-growing lucrative business in the world, human trafficking is also the second-largest form of organized crime worldwide, according to the RCMP’s 2010 report Human Trafficking in Canada: A Threat Assessment. The report found that Canada is a primary destination country for human trafficking for sexual purposes.

Join us on January 17 for a lunch-time dialogue with sister Pauline Gagne, SCO from PACT-Ottawa.

She will share with us her experience in the fight against human trafficking as well as the advocacy developed by PACT on such issues.

When: January 17 from 12 to 1:20 p.m.

Where: G104

Coffee and water will be provided, but you should bring your own lunch.

Find the full program here.

 



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