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We welcome the recent efforts of the Department of Justice to strengthen the protection of the rights of children, women, and men to be free from violence and exploitation, specifically sexual exploitation, and to criminalize those who profit from and exploit others for their own benefit. We affirm the steps taken in this proposed legislation towards framing prostitution as a form of violence against women and are encouraged that it does not accept prostitution as inevitable; these are important contributions to affirming the full equality and dignity of girls, boys, women and men.

File Type: pdf
Categories: English, Sexual Exploitation
Tags: gender equality, human trafficking, sexual exploitation
Author: Chair of the Human Trafficking in Canada Working Group (Jennifer Lucking), General Secretary of The Canadian Council of Churches (Karen Hamilton)