EP127 Sex & Money: Shining a Light on Human Trafficking

Rhonelle Bruder is an internationally recognized motivational speaker and a human rights advocate. She is the founder of the RISE Initiative, a community and platform dedicated to supporting, empowering, and inspiring vulnerable youth and trauma survivors. As a survivor of human trafficking, Rhonelle frequently speaks and writes on topics about overcoming adversity, building resilience, human rights, social equity, and mental health. She has been featured in several media publications, including CBC, Global News, The Agenda, and Toronto Star. In 2019, Rhonelle was awarded one of Canada’s Top 100 Black Women to Watch.

 

Ashley Franssen-Tingley is the Stakeholder Relations and Promotions Advisor at The Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking, a national charity that aims to end all forms of human trafficking in Canada. Ashley is passionate about enhancing cross-sector collaborations to dismantle siloes, support partnerships, and develop anti-trafficking strategies with Canadian law enforcement agencies. Ashley has completed the International Visitor Leadership Program in Trafficking in Persons and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in Psychology from York University.

 

Rhonelle and Ashley join me today to shine a light on human trafficking, in honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Day on February 22, 2020. Rhonelle shares the three areas covered under the human trafficking term and describes the targets and tactics that sex traffickers use on young women. Ashley shares the current situation of sex trafficking in Canada, the differences between human trafficking and human smuggling, and explains what coercive debt is. She also highlights the behavioral cues to watch for and how you can get involved in tackling this issue. We also discuss how you can help end human trafficking and where to find support and resources.

 

“Lead with kindness, empathy, and compassion.” – Rhonelle Bruder

 

This Week on Young Money:

 

  • What the umbrella-term of human trafficking covers
  • Misconceptions of sex trafficking and who is vulnerable in Canada
  • How traffickers target young women and the tactics they use
  • The signs and indicators of human trafficking
  • How to approach and help a vulnerable person
  • Where to find resources and support
  • The current situation of trafficking in Canada
  • How sex trafficking is hiding in plain sight
  • The differences between human smuggling and human trafficking
  • What coercive debt is
  • Behavioral clues to watch for
  • The elevated risks to young Canadians
  • How you can help end human trafficking

Key takeaways:

 

  1. Increase your awareness
  2. Get rid of misconceptions
  3. Get involved

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