Nov. 25 talk focuses on sex trafficking, common myths and core issues

Sex trafficking is one of the most common forms of human trafficking and is currently the globe’s fastest growing criminal activity.

While exact estimates of sex trafficking are elusive, we know that it is highly gendered, with 98 per cent of known survivors being women and children and with an average age of recruitment between 12 to 14 years of age. Contrary to popular belief, the majority of trafficked girls are domestic, locally raised girls in our own communities.

Sex trafficking is only beginning to receive attention among service providers, law enforcement, policymakers and researchers in Canada, and there needs to be an effort to increase awareness and debunk common myths. This talk by York University doctoral students in Psychology Kyla Baird and Krysta McDonald will address some of the core issues around sex trafficking, including terminology, the cycle of exploitation by sex traffickers, key issues for supporting survivors of sex trafficking and local support services.

Baird and McDonald’s talk will take place Friday, Nov. 25, from 12 to 1:30pm, Room 101 Stong College (Master’s Dining Room). The organizers request that you register for the talk at