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Away from the bustle, noise and bright lights of the emergency ward at Surrey Memorial Hospital, there is a room with soft yellow walls, plants and a painting of beach grass. With controlled access, it is secure and feels like a quiet sanctuary.
This is where patients who show signs they may be trafficked are brought for care. They have been trained both how best to treat people who have been subjected to violence and how to give testimony in court. Front-line health-care providers are often the first point of contact with victims of trafficking. The list of what they see is lengthy: Patients are provided with support after leaving the hospital, but Ms.
Wilkie says the after-effects of trafficking can leave someone with lifelong physical and mental-health issues.
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Bridget Perrier seems to be living proof of this. As she sits on the couch of her Toronto home, phone buzzing, two dogs scampering around, pictures of her children on the wall, her old life seems like the distant past. I have panic attacks.
I sleep with the lights on. And there are flashbacks. She says residents ask permission to do the simplest things, such as going to the bathroom or just sitting down. On the morning of March 31, , Toronto police called a news conference to announce charges against two men and a woman for trafficking a year-old girl at a local Marriott hotel.
A second girl, 16, had come forward, and investigators suspected there may be more. After the police had finished speaking, Dawn Lavell-Harvard took the podium: The force had invited the president of NWAC to take part because it was concerned the victims might be aboriginal, and too scared to come forward. She pulled no punches. Lavell-Harvard said, drawing a straight line between such girls and the missing and murdered.
Her emotional appearance that day was the sign of a sea change. Some branches of law enforcement are forging partnerships with social agencies and nonprofit groups as they intensify their efforts against traffickers, and take a new view of their victims. When girls look underage or coerced, the police send them a text, posing as clients, then show up at the door to remove those who are under 18 and offer assistance to those who are not. Vancouver police also have shifted gears.
They say that sex work involving consenting adults is no longer an enforcement priority. Rather, they are targeting higher-risk cases, such as those involving traffickers. Yet victims are still afraid to come forward: Many have been conditioned to mistrust the police, or have had bad experiences with them.
Also, cases drag on, and can take a year, if not two, to reach court. Lack of information is a handicap the RCMP readily acknowledges. Better data is also a major goal of a new national co-ordination centre officially opening this spring. The goal is to expand a national hotline for people being trafficked and exploited, and to let the public report suspected trafficking situations. Gosse estimates the U. The centre has no government financing but, thanks to two donors, has enough operating money for its first two years.
To assemble better information, it will build on existing relationships with law enforcement, analyze trends based on its hotline response like Polaris and track down other publicly available stats. Alaya McIvor is convinced the struggle is a matter of life and death. McIvor, 32, is Ojibway, lives in Winnipeg and has grappled with a triple stigma as a transgender woman who is aboriginal and working the streets. She does not see herself as a victim, but as a survivor — of poverty, child abuse, sexual exploitation, trafficking in Manitoba and B. She was 12, and had been taken into care, when she was given two options: She chose the latter, and says she was put on a Greyhound, alone with a one-way ticket and no one waiting at the other end.
In , she walked from Nova Scotia to B. Around-the-clock outreach services for those being exploited and trying to escape. Safe homes that are open 24 hours a day, and more transitional programs with detox centres, housing and counselling, to help women rebuild their lives. She is not alone in her activism. Many survivors have dedicated their lives to fighting the problem and helping others recover, even as they continue to wrestle with the after-effects.
Perhaps as well as anyone, they understand why the U. She wants to see more tuition support, so girls can go back to school, better housing options and commitments from employers who are willing to give survivors a fresh start. Kids are falling through the same cracks. Murphy says indigenous communities need more resources — for prevention, counselling, peer support and youth awareness — and to put aside taboos and encourage more open discussion about sexual exploitation and trafficking.
Young people, she says, need more male role models willing to fight violence against women. And rather than taking kids away and putting them into foster care, she says, more work should be done to strengthen families. Education and the justice system are major battlegrounds in the campaign to protect young people from human trafficking and rescue those it has claimed.
Lavell-Harvard, who studied aboriginal academic achievement for her PhD at the University of Western Ontario, says indigenous young people should have more support when moving to some place new for school or to look for work. She would like to see services similar to those provided to refugees: One preventive measure perhaps worthy of wider use currently reaches about 27, students in B. Coquitlam-based Children of the Street Society, created to fight sexual exploitation and human trafficking, visits schools to conduct workshops called Taking Care of Ourselves, Taking Care of Others for students beginning in Grade 5.
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If prevention fails, however, reforms to the justice system could reduce the impact of trafficking by improving tense relationships, both with the police and with courts not well equipped to deal with it. A key element is helping trafficked women come forward and providing them with better support when they do. Ultimately, what does she get out of it? She might not even be eligible for victim assistance because she [may have] a criminal record. Also, according to frontline workers, judges urgently need to be briefed.
Currently, they receive little or no special training, either on the complex nature of the crime, the severe, long-lasting impact it can have or on the great need for sensitivity. A federal court judge in Alberta, for example, now faces an inquiry over remarks he made during a sexual-assault trial. Natalie, in Winnipeg, says attitudes also must change on the demand side.
Beatrice Wallace-Littlechief still has trouble sleeping.