Gender-Based Violence

Facts on Gendered Violence in Ontario

In the 2019 CFUW Advocacy Survey, violence against women and girls, women’s shelters and human trafficking were among the top ten local issues across Ontario. Read more Facts on Gendered Violence in Ontario, November 2019.

Sexual Assault Centres Funding

Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking has been a concern of CFUW Ontario Council’s for a number of years. Some of our clubs do not need to be told that most young women sex trafficked in Canada are Canadian. They have seen it, heard about it, in their own towns.

What is Human Trafficking?

Bluntly, it is slave labour involving the illegal movement and utilization of people for labour or sex, without their consent. It is a criminal offence under the Criminal Code and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.