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Edmonton sex trade targeted in new action plan – CBC

by ahnationtalk on November 4, 2015543 Views

Increasing community awareness top priority of strategic initiative

Nov 03, 2015

A group of front-line agencies has released a strategic action plan to battle human trafficking in Edmonton.

The dark reality is an increasing number of men and women are being forced into the local sex trade.

“It’s an underground crime,” said Andrea Burkhart, executive director of the Action Coalition on Human Trafficking, the group leading the project. “Victims often don’t come forward. They may not know what their rights are, so it can be difficult to measure.

“What we do know is that cases referred to our organization have doubled year-on-year consistently for the last four years.”

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