IWD Blog Series – Find out how Diane Redsky, the Executive Director of Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, Inc is working to end Sex Trafficking in Canada.

Diane RedskyName: Diane Redsky

Occupation:  Executive Director, Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, Inc

Areas of Focus: Women’s equality and the rights of Indigenous people

Number of years working in the field? 20+years

Could you tell us a little about Diane Redsky and the work she is involved in?

Diane Redsky has dedicated the past 15-years to work with experts in Canada and abroad to address the sexual exploitation/trafficking of Canadian women and girls.  Diane led a National Task Force which provided 34 recommendations to the Canadian Women’s Foundation, in 2014, on how to end the Sex Trafficking of Women and Girls in Canada.

Could you please share with us a little more about Sex Trafficking in Canada, the risk factors involved and why this particular issue is a pressing concern?

Many Canadians are not aware that sex trafficking of women and girls happens in Canada and is targeted to Canadian women and girls.  The major risk factor of sex trafficking in Canada is being a girl. True equality for women and girls will not be achieved until we eradicate all forms of sexual exploitation and sex trafficking.

Thank you! Are the recommendations that were provided as part of the Taskforce on Human Trafficking in Canada, publically available? And secondly where can we find out more about the issue of Sex Trafficking in Canada?

Yes. The recommendations were included in reports on Sex Trafficking in Canada which can be found at:  http://www.canadianwomen.org/reports/trafficking Continue reading “IWD Blog Series – Find out how Diane Redsky, the Executive Director of Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, Inc is working to end Sex Trafficking in Canada.”