Canadian Women's Foundation - Hayden

Author: Children of the Street Society

Children of the Street Society is a provincial society and federal charity dedicated to preventing the sexual exploitation and human trafficking of children and youth in British Columbia since 1995. Our organization provides school-based prevention education workshops to over 25,000 children and youth each year, while providing support to families who are affected by this issue. To find out more about our organizations, programs and services, please visit our website at www.childrenofthestreet.com.

La traite des enfants : à bas les mythes

Black and white photo of teen girlLa traite des personnes à des fins sexuelles, c’est une forme de violence. Et tous les jours au Canada, des enfants en sont victimes. 

Si nous comprenions mieux les complexités de la traite à des fins sexuelles, nous en reconnaitrions bien plus souvent les manifestations. Mais si nous n’avons pas une idée claire de ce qu’est la traite des personnes et de ce qui y amène les jeunes, nous perdons la capacité d’intervenir. Voici donc une liste des mythes qui circulent à propos de la traite de personnes mineures à des fins sexuelles, accompagnées des mises au point qui s’imposent.

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Debunking Common Myths About Trafficking

Woman Trafficking of underage girls and boys is child abuse, yet it happens on a daily basis in Canada. 

Many people may witness sex trafficking happening, but in order to recognize it, we need to understand the complexities of it. When we don’t have a clear idea of what sex trafficking is or how it happens to youth, it deters our ability to respond to this crime. As such, here is a list of misconceptions regarding sex trafficking of minors and what the real facts are.  

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