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Michelle Brock

Co-founder, Hope for the Sold

Michelle Brock is the co-founder of Hope for the Sold, an abolitionist charity that seeks to end human trafficking one word at a time. She is the co-director/producer of a new film called Red Light Green Light.
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Laws Don't Rape Women. Men Do

While some women would no doubt make plenty of money by running escort services or choosing a few well-paying clients, the majority of those in prostitution do not have that kind of relative bargaining power. And considering that we share a border with the U.S., not only will decriminalization lead to increased demand from Canadian citizens, but also from our southern neighbours.
06/23/2014 05:13 EDT
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Bill C-36 Could Prevent Sex Trafficking

I am pleased to see that bill C-36 puts the responsibly on the johns. For far too long, prostitution has been an anonymous, low-risk activity for those seeking to purchase sex. Considering that prostitution has a high degree of violence (regardless of legal context), the only way to reduce the harm on a wide, long-term scale is to reduce demand for paid sex. We applaud Minister MacKay on his courageous first step of introducing legislation that recognizes the need for addressing demand and for pledging much needed funding for frontline programs.
06/11/2014 08:54 EDT