Date(s) - May 26, 2017
7:30 am - 8:30 am
The Vancouver Club
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Human trafficking is often an overlooked problem, but a truly complex one. Did you know that…
- Trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the world and in Canada
- An estimated 21 million people are trafficked around the world
- The trafficking of humans is a $32 billion industry
Trafficking is both a LOCAL and a GLOBAL problem –
Come discuss local efforts to battle trafficking in our city with three phenomenal panelists!
Mary-Lee Bouma, REED (Resist Exploitation, Embrace Dignity)
Cathy Peters, international anti-human trafficking advocate
Phil Reilly, International Justice Mission
Mary-Lee Bouma is Director of Education & Development at REED – a Vancouver-based organization standing with and for sexually exploited women and firmly against the demand for paid sex.
Cathy Peters has been raising awareness to the issue of human trafficking for the last 4 years. She has personally written, emailed and communicated with every city council and police agency in BC, has spoken to the Premier, the Minister of Justice, the Solicitor General, and most MLAs.
Phil Reilly is Director of Development and Mobilization for IJM BC, a global organization that protects the poor from violence in the developing world, focusing – among other issues – on human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
Program – 7:45 – 8:30am
Light breakfast – from 7:30am onwards
7am – Coffee before breakfast – Just for you Earlybirds!