Defend Dignity Welcomes Justice Committee’s Report on Human Trafficking

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Defend Dignity welcomes the newest report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights which was presented to parliament on December 11th, 2018.  The report, entitled “Moving Forward in the Fight Against Human Trafficking in Canada”, includes seventeen recommendations for the Justice Minister pertaining to the government’s approach to human trafficking. Defend Dignity believes the recommendations made by the …

USMCA maintains important U.S. legislation against sex trafficking websites

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Defend Dignity is pleased to learn that the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA, formerly NAFTA) will not include language that might have undermined the ability for the United States, Canada, and Mexico to prosecute websites connected to sex trafficking. Earlier this year, the United States congress amended a piece of internet legislation (Section 230 of the United States’ Communications Decency Act) …

Myth busting about Prostitution

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In March, staff from Defend Dignity attended the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. We heard some things, caught a sniff as to which way the wind is blowing and in response here are some myths we’d like to break: “Canada’s current prostitution laws make sex-workers unsafe.” In Canada, Bill C-36 has revamped prostitution laws, making …

Do Schools Encourage Students to view Pornography?

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Guest Post by Marilyn Evans. This post was first published on Parents Aware on January 5, 2017. When Gary Wilson described internet pornography “as the fastest moving, most global experiment ever unconsciously conducted” he was spot on. Our school system, as it stands now, is unwittingly encouraging students to join the experiment! Hold on to your seat because it’s time …