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Peel Region Partners with OneChild to Combat Human Trafficking

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In honour of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day today, Peel Region’s Anti-Human Sex Trafficking Program proudly announces a collaboration with OneChild, the first organization empowering a movement of children and youth to act against the sexual exploitation of children, including child sex trafficking, through prevention education, advocacy and mobilization, survivor care, and survivor empowerment.

As part of this commitment, Peel Region will be amplifying OneChild’s ‘#Beh1nd the Scr3ens’ message in Cineplex movie theatres across the region. ‘#Beh1ndTheScr3ens’ is the first-ever, nation-wide, youth-led awareness campaign against child sex trafficking.  It was created by youth, and informed by Meta, to educate youth about how predators like sex traffickers try to take advantage and exploit children and youth, especially online.

Our partnership with OneChild builds on the partnerships Peel Region has formed to support a comprehensive approach in the fight against human trafficking, which includes support for victims and awareness efforts that prevent victimization. We’re pleased to help OneChild expand understanding of those behind human trafficking and the methods they use to exploit people so that all people are empowered to recognize, prevent, and eradicate this heinous crime.”

Sean Baird, Commissioner of Human Services, Peel Region

Peel Region works in tandem with community partners, and various organizations throughout Peel and the Greater Toronto Area to combat human trafficking and minimize victimization. To delve deeper into our initiatives, explore the Peel Human Trafficking Service Providers Committee, engage with the Peel Anti-Human Sex Trafficking team, or visit the Region’s strategy to combat human sex trafficking, please visit Human sex trafficking (peelregion.ca)

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