This is particularly evident in the lives of Indigenous sex workers. Upon their arrival at the airport, traffickers allure the girls under the pretext of providing a place to stay or access to resources. Although the limited data available on sexual exploitation focuses primarily on urban centers like Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal, it does not imply that the issue is less chronic in smaller cities and rural Aboriginal communities. Early 20th Century Vancouver was home to 40 female-run brothels , and police were concerned with eliminating street prostitution. To search relevant newspaper articles for this topic, the databases that were used were Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe, as well as Canadian Newsstand Major Dailies. Colonialism and colonization in the late 19th Century in Western Canada by the British has left a lasting impact on the Aboriginal women of the region, and can be closely related with prostitution in the area, specifically among Indigenous women.
Schools: In cities like Winnipeg, Vancouver and others with high concentrations of Aboriginal peoples, traffickers are increasingly targeting schools as recruiting grounds. The inability to support themselves leaves women to rely on the economic support of men. The Native Youth Sexual Health Network works with indigenous youth across Canada and the United States. Research into human trafficking in Canada shows that women and children are the majority of those trafficked domestically. Over the next two years, we will develop programming for Aboriginal sex workers that prioritises the historical and systemic roots of violence against Aboriginal people but does not simultaneously harm the agency and self-determination of Aboriginal people engaged in sex work. From the Curb: Sex Workers' Perspectives on Violence and Domestic Trafficking.
The reason these two databases were chosen was because Canadian Newsstand offered articles from multiple newspapers in the country, therefore providing me with diverse news in different provinces other than Ontario. Aboriginal women and girls are being targeted for sexual exploitation and relocated from their communities, homes, foster homes, to and within urban centres in Canada. The native youth sexual health network is headed up by a self-identified Aboriginal sex worker but their position on sex work is marginalized and then quickly dismissed in this article. Archived from on January 4, 2011. Retrieved on 12 March 2007 from. Winnipeg:Aboriginal Justice Enquiry of Manitoba Lynne, J. The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women expressed concern about hundred of cases of missing, as well as murdered aboriginal women in Canada in the past two decades.
The content of the academic articles are very dense, and much more informative in comparison to the newspaper articles. These prostitutes are accommodated to violence at a young age , and thrown into sexual labour. The understanding of this vision is not reflected in social policies today, which focus on immediate and reactionary measures instead of combining it with long term prevention strategies. Due to displacement from their homes and lands, the livelihood and living of many native peoples were changed forever, causing them to adapt to new lifestyles when forced to live on reserves. No one knows at this point in time, how many of these disappearances are linked to the flesh market and, perhaps, domestic sex trafficking, but many believe that the two are likely related. It took me about half an hour to gather enough courage to engage in a short conversation with one of the.
The article I obtained from Canadian Newsstand was Canada Called on to Stop Violence Against Aboriginal Women from the Leader Post newspaper in Saskatchewan. Eighty-two percent expressed a need for treatment for drug or alcohol addictions. Women would walk around the streets with black eyes, and not a single person would question. We recognize that these horrific consequences continue to have an impact on lives today, and have left a particularly devastating legacy for aboriginal women and girls. There has been a range of legal responses to the crimes of prostitution and trafficking. Download the full journal, with eight more articles about sex work and violence, for free at.
Sadiya Ansari is a Pakistani-Canadian freelance writer, based in Vancouver. Seventy-two percent reported childhood physical abuse, 90% had been physically assaulted in prostitution, 78% had been raped in prostitution. Summative Project: Research Notes Current State of Prostitution Laws Surrounding Prostitution: Prostitution is not illegal in canada. Previously, the Criminal Code contained no provisions to specifically prohibit trafficking in persons, although a number of offences — including , uttering threats, and extortion— played a role in targeting this crime. They get this support by exchanging the one scarce resource they have to offer; sexual availability.
Indigenous women and girls are overrepresented in street prostitution and are, according to Cherry Smiley, the most affected, yet she says in the documentary that the recent judgement on Bedford vs. Women and girls from remote or marginalized communities are recruited to the cities and found in bus stops, shopping malls etc. Sometimes, their recruitment process requires sexual exploitation or that they recruit others. Preventive rather than a Reactionary Approach: One key informant remarked that traditionally Aboriginal peoples view life as a cycle of seven generations. The effects of colonialism on the lives of many Indigenous women are far reaching, and have aided in the process of turning women prostitution. Without adequate information and education regarding sex, many Aboriginal women who enter the sex trade have no real concept or image of the dangers in which they are becoming involved. Consultations with key informants of this research project revealed some of the ways girls are recruited.
Input from communities, women's groups and grass root agencies in the policy-making processes can help ensure an informed decision-making. November 19, 2011 Women, Ageism and Poverty in Canada Women have benefitted greatly from the efforts of Feminism. The newspaper articles differ in a sense that colloquial language is mainly used for the general public to understand the issue that is at large. In doing so, the paper will outline root causes that make Aboriginal girls vulnerable to domestic trafficking as well as draw implications for policy analysis. The fundamental issues that put Aboriginal girls in disadvantageous situations today underline the importance of recognizing and addressing their sexual exploitation as integral to the dialogue on trafficking within Canada.