June 18, 2017

Trafficking: Impact on People with Disabilities



Bonnie Brayton is honoured to have been selected to participate in the International Visitor Leadership Program at World Learning #IVLP educational tour “Healing the Wounds of Trafficking: A Project for Canada” hosted by the United States Department of State and administered by World Learning. Participants on the IVLP are individually selected by US Embassy personnel.

From June 19 to July 7, 2017 a Canadian delegation will be learning and exchanging knowledge about trafficking with a particular focus on the vulnerability and needs of people with disabilities as victims of trafficking. The two-week program which runs from June 19 to July 7 includes an overview of US efforts to combat human trafficking, including U.S. initiatives to protect the rights of persons with disabilities. Site visits and presentations by various government and non-governmental agencies such as the Polaris Project, National Disability Rights Network, Police, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), Office on Trafficking in Persons and Office on Violence Against Women will also form part of the agenda.

Read Bonnie’s blog about Trafficking and Disability on Huffington Post.