Over-Representation of Indigenous People
Prostitution of Indigenous Women
“Prostitution of Aboriginal women occurs globally, in epidemic numbers, with indigenous women at the bottom of a brutal race and class hierarchy in prostitution itself (in addition to being at the bottom of race and class hierarchies in other walks of life). (UNICEF, 2004)”
Indigenous girls and women are over represented in trafficking and exploitation cases in Canada. In 2011, Aboriginal women made up approximately 11.3% of the total number of missing women while they represented only 4% of all women in Canada. The numbers of missing and murdered Indigenous women in our country are far too high and the numbers of those in that list who were being exploited are also far too high.
For detailed information on this, see chapter 5 of Exposing Exploitation Youth Curriculum.
Aboriginal Communities on Human Trafficking Prevention
“Studies on human trafficking in Canada conclude that the majority of people trafficked within Canada are Aboriginal women and children who are victims of sex trafficking…”