#NotOnMyScreen

International Justice Mission and I are working closely on the campaign #NotOnMyScreen, an initiative to raise awareness on cybersex trafficking. You may ask yourself, “what is child cybersex trafficking?” Cybersex trafficking is a type of sex trafficking where minors and children from all over the world are exposed to countless predators. Underage boys and girls […]

Understanding Human Trafficking: the first step in fighting it

Understanding Human Trafficking: the first step in fighting it Often times when we think of human trafficking, our thoughts go straight to what we see in the movies: twenty-something women huddled in a dark house, forced into violent forms of sexual exploitation. That is part of the unfortunate truth, but human trafficking is much more […]

The Locust Effect – Changing the Conversation on Global Poverty

On the morning of Thursday May 1st, I attended a breakfast discussion held in the Commonwealth room on Parliament Hill. Among a small group of my peers, I listened to Victor Boutros speak on the book he and Gary Haugen wrote, titled The Locust Effect. The impact of this talk is what I wish to […]

Journey to Kolkata: Bringing an End to Teenage Sexual Trafficking – Part 4

After meeting with the young girls, I had the opportunity to visit the High Court in Kolkata, where I was able to witness the roadblocks they face firsthand. The legal process in Kolkata is simple: first the perpetrator is arrested, and then an information report is created that initiates the criminal case. Statements are obtained […]

Journey to Kolkata: Bringing an End to Teenage Sexual Trafficking – Part 3

After the encounter with the young girl in the street in Kolkata, I was shaken. I did not want to keep going. But the next day I was scheduled to meet face-to-face with a group of trafficked teenagers and so on I went. When I met with the girls, it was as if I was […]

Journey to Kolkata: Bringing an End to Teenage Sexual Trafficking – Part 2

During the orientation session, I was given an introduction to the problem of trafficking in India. I learned that India’s population is 1.27 billion. The population of West Bengal, India is 91 million. Kolkata, India has a population of 15 million. Most of the children trafficked in Kolkata and West Bengal are from within India […]

Journey to Kolkata: Bringing an End to Teenage Sexual Trafficking

  A few months ago, I was asked by International Justice Mission Canada to consider working with them on issues of teenage sexual trafficking in Kolkata, India. International Justice Mission Canada, in partnership with the U.S.-based International Justice Mission (IJM), is a human rights organization that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation, and […]

What Human Trafficking Has to do With the Olympics

On July 30, 2012, in Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Olympic Games, by Senator Jaffer

This Friday the world will come together and celebrate the much-anticipated London 2012 Olympic Games. Every two years, over 10,000 athletes representing over 204 countries come together and share one flag, a flag that features five rings, one for each continent represented at the games. This summer while people from all corners of the world […]