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A WIC Podcast series on all the latest updates and discussions happening at Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis. Stay tuned for all the upcoming episodes!

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Current Episode: Episode 5 – Sexual Assault: Shifting to a Culture of Prevention & Support

In this episode, we sit down with our Sexual Assault Centre and Anti-Human Trafficking Program counsellors during Sexual Assault Prevention Month discuss realities and barriers for sexual violence survivors and how we can shift towards a culture of support and prevention.

Episode 4: Intersections: Labour Trafficking and Precarious Migration

Emma speaks with Loly and Jaitra from FCJ Refugee Centre in Toronto. They shed light on the reality of labour trafficking in Guelph, Ontario and Canada. Within the conversation the intersections between climate change, national migration policy and labour trafficking within Canada are brought up. Labour trafficking is often forgotten when discussing human trafficking within a Canadian context, this episode breaks down these barriers and speaks to the prevalence of labour trafficking.

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Episode 3: Immigrant Services and Human Trafficking  – A Guelph Wellington Collaboration

Emma speaks with Dayami Ramirez from Immigrant Services Guelph Wellington. They speak about their past collaboration with clients and within the conversation discuss the intersecting identities of those with human trafficking experiences and immigration needs. This episode brings great insight into the importance of language specific resources and services. It’s an excellent refresher on the realities of human trafficking on July 30th World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.

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Episode 2: Sex-Work Positive Approaches to Human Trafficking

Emma and Jalena speak about the difficulty in supporting human trafficking survivors without further isolating sexworkers in the process. Jelena provides insight into the negative consequences and impact of anti-human trafficking legislation and services. This feedback and knowledge is important to assuring that the safety and security of some does not harm others.

To hear more about Jelena’s work and analysis check them out on social media at
– @IsisIntrepid (twitter)

Episode 1: Human Trafficking 101

Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis is producing a podcast series on the topic of human trafficking. The first episode is available below and will be on social media on February 22, 2020. The first episode will explore the problem of human trafficking locally. Consequent episodes will discuss human trafficking and the commercial sex trade and labour trafficking in Canada. Guests include representatives from the Sex Workers’ Action Program of Hamilton and Sex Workers’ Action Network of Waterloo Region, HIV/AIDS Resources & Community Health, the FCJ Refugee Centre, Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington and more.