7 episodes

Speaking truth to power on sex and labour trafficking. A podcast where former sex workers, survivors, front-line workers and advocates have fearless conversations about gender, racial and economic justice. Join us for SEASON 1 - YES, IN MY BACKYARD: Busting myths about human trafficking in Canada

The Traffik Report Elvira Truglia & Fay Faraday

    • Society & Culture

Speaking truth to power on sex and labour trafficking. A podcast where former sex workers, survivors, front-line workers and advocates have fearless conversations about gender, racial and economic justice. Join us for SEASON 1 - YES, IN MY BACKYARD: Busting myths about human trafficking in Canada

    EP6: Trafficking in the media: The pop culture episode!

    EP6: Trafficking in the media: The pop culture episode!

    We promised you something fun for our season finale, so here it is! We kick things off with the Traffik Report Collective playing a round of Karen Campbell’s Movie-Matchup Game: The Trafficking Edition. The Collective also joins us for a movie review, or take down, of the movie Taken! We interview collective member, Camilla Ho, about the Children of the Street program and the Youth Arts Engagement Project in BC which showcases how the arts really can be used to bust myths about tr...

    • 1 hr 3 min
    EP5: The dynamics of gender, youth and exploitation

    EP5: The dynamics of gender, youth and exploitation

    This episode focuses on youth who are experiencing trafficking and sexual exploitation. The Traffik Report Collective gathers to ask: do we have to think about human trafficking differently when youth are involved? What does trafficking look like for girls and teens? And what has shifted during the pandemic? As front-line workers, how is advocating for youth different from advocating for adults? What are some of the challenges in supporting youth and what are some best practices?Hosted by Elv...

    • 31 min
    EP4: Sex work versus sexual exploitation

    EP4: Sex work versus sexual exploitation

    We can’t talk about human trafficking without having difficult conversations. In this episode, the Traffik Report Collective takes on the polarized debates about the commercial sex trade. Some people working on the frontlines see the sex trade as fundamentally exploitative and think the solution is to abolish it altogether. Some look at it from a labour perspective and advocate to ensure the rights of sex workers are respected like other workers in the labour force. How do we break this polar...

    • 36 min
    EP3: The false divide: labour versus sex trafficking

    EP3: The false divide: labour versus sex trafficking

    In this episode, we speak to three fierce advocates about the false divide between labour and sex trafficking in rural and urban communities. We look at how gender and economic coercion happen in forced marriage, migrant labour, and domestic and transnational sex trafficking. We ask, what connects these experiences? Is the label “trafficking” helpful to survivors or service providers? How can services and legal remedies reflect the reality of this spectrum of exploitation? And, what mig...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    EP2: Survivor Sisters: "0nce I told my story, I got my voice back"

    EP2: Survivor Sisters: "0nce I told my story, I got my voice back"

    In this powerful episode, two members of The Traffik Report Collective share their personal stories. Both from rural communities, Thunder and Jessica are former sex workers who identify as survivors of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. In an open and honest conversation, Jessica and Thunder keep it real. They talk about what was unique about their situations, why they are sharing their stories, how their experiences shaped their lives and where they are today.Hosted by Elvira Truglia a...

    • 1 hr 3 min
    EP1: Herstory of trafficking: 120 years of regulating sex, morality and women's bodies

    EP1: Herstory of trafficking: 120 years of regulating sex, morality and women's bodies

    This season of The Traffik Report is all about busting myths that people have about what trafficking is, where it happens and who it affects. We kick the season off by asking, why do we even refer to the economic and sexual exploitation of women and gender diverse people as “trafficking”? Where does that word come from? What assumptions are built into it? Elvira Truglia interviews Fay Faraday about the word’s origins, steeped in colonial race fears and sexual panic, and how that narrative con...

    • 31 min

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