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Vérification de l’âge sur les sites pornographiques | Project de Loi S-210

Les actes sexuels affichant la misogynie, la violence, l’inceste, etc. sont facilement accessibles en ligne et les jeunes y sont exposés de plus en plus précocement. La sénatrice Julie Miville-Dechêne a déposé le projet de loi S-210 dans le but d’obliger les sites pornographiques à vérifier que leurs utilisateurs soient bel et bien d’âge adulte. Il s’agit d’une mesure importante

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Protect Youth from Pornography Exposure | Bill S-210

Sexual acts depicting misogyny, violence, incest, etc. are easily accessible online and kids are being exposed to them at increasingly younger ages. Senator Julie Miville-Dechêne has introduced Bill S-210 to require sites hosting pornography to verify their consumers are adults. This is an important step in preventing the wide range of harms linked with youth exposure to pornography. Act now

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The goal of the Choose Change campaign is to reduce the ease of access to violent, sexually explicit images. Today’s “adult content” is misogynistic, violent, degrading, racist, and normalizes rape culture.
Buying Sex is a Crime
Sexual exploitation is a crime, and it is often hidden. Those who are being exploited may not see themselves as victims, and may not come forward to law enforcement because of fear of retaliation from their exploiters.

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Defend Dignity acts as a catalyst for individuals and churches to end sexual exploitation in Canada. Commercial sexual exploitation includes: pornography, strip clubs, escorts, massage parlors and prostitution. All involve the selling of sexual services, which undermine the dignity of women, men and children and are detrimental to a healthy society.

We can use all kinds of skills in this effort to end sexual exploitation.


First Response Bags

What is a First Response Bag? It’s a bag of items totaling $250 for a survivor of exploitation. These items are intended to meet immediate needs. Check with your police or Victim Services Coordinator in your region to see if these bags would be of use.

The purpose of the First Response Bag is to be a gift given to young girls or women who are exiting their experience of sexual exploitation.

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Survivor Support Fund

The Defend Dignity Survivor Support Fund was created to provide accessible financial support to individuals who have experienced sexual exploitation in Canada in any form, such as prostitution, sex trafficking, escorting, working in massage parlours and/or strip clubs, survival sex, and/or involvement in pornography.

The Survivor Support Fund will open for applications on October 1, 2022.

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