Presentation on theme: "A campaign is aimed at supporting the fight against rape, human trafficking and violence against women 3 main objectives: Support and Rehabilitation Facilitate."— Presentation transcript:
A campaign is aimed at supporting the fight against rape, human trafficking and violence against women 3 main objectives: Support and Rehabilitation Facilitate dialogue Bridging the economic gap www.weareyoursisters.comwww.sawc.org
www.weareyoursisters.comwww.sawc.org In India alone, over 200 thousand women and children are inducted into the flesh trade every year… - Prajwala (2014). Trafficking 1 in every 4 rescued is a child 60% of these children are HIV positive.
www.weareyoursisters.comwww.sawc.org Four-fold objectives: Rescue missions Providing crisis counseling at police stations Conducting home investigations Supporting the judicial process: In 2014: 124 cases were booked against traffickers 288 traffickers were arrested 138 victims were rescued through Crisis Counseling Centers 196 victims were rescued in collaboration with local police authorities - Prajwala (2014). Rescue Parjwala’s Rescue and Restoration Program (RRP)
www.weareyoursisters.comwww.sawc.org Sex trafficking in women and children is one of the fastest growing areas of national and international criminal activity. It is a multi-billion dollar industry, and has created complex criminal networks… - Prajwala (2014). Trafficking
www.weareyoursisters.comwww.sawc.org In 2014, WAYS is partnering with the South Asian Women’s Centre to provide support for women and girls in Canada as well
A voluntary non-profit women's organization run by, and for South Asian Women Purpose is to increase self awareness of South Asian Women and to empower women to develop their social and cultural potential A place where South Asian Women of all backgrounds and ages can access a variety of programs and services: Settlement Services Violence Against Women Program Group Programming : Senior; Wellness and Youth Forced Marriage & Human Trafficking Tax Clinic Legal Services www.weareyoursisters.comwww.sawc.org
www.weareyoursisters.comwww.sawc.org In 2013: 15,000 clients served 30,000 units of service SAWC’s Work
www.weareyoursisters.comwww.sawc.org “… has made older immigrant women from racialized communities “invisible” to society… create(ing) fear of poverty, loss of social status at home and in the community, loss of self-esteem, and stress.” - The Wellesley Institute (2010). Older Women’s Perceptions Of And Responses To Abuse And Neglect In The Post-Migration Context.
www.weareyoursisters.comwww.sawc.org SAWC Women’s Groups SAWC groups provide support to women and girls facing barriers because of gender; ethnicity and the Immigration process Empowering women and supporting them in their growth!
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www.weareyoursisters.comwww.sawc.org Immigrant women may be more vulnerable to domestic violence due to economic dependence, language barriers, and a lack of knowledge about community resource. - Canadian Women’s Foundation resources (2014).
www.weareyoursisters.comwww.sawc.org SAWC celebrates International Women’s Day
www.weareyoursisters.comwww.sawc.org On average, every six days a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner. In 2009, 67 women were murdered by a current or former spouse or boyfriend. - Canadian Women’s Foundation resources (2014).
www.weareyoursisters.comwww.sawc.org PAY IT FORWARD GALA NIGHT
www.weareyoursisters.comwww.sawc.org In just one year in Canada, 427,000 women over the age of 15 reported they had been sexually assaulted. Since only about 10% of all sexual assaults are reported to the police, the actual number is much higher. - Canadian Women’s Foundation resources (2014).