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A form of modern day slavery, human trafficking is organized crime's fastest-growing business and one of the largest criminal enterprises in the world. To learn more about this important issue and why human traffickers do what they do, plan to attend a one day symposium in Kitchener on November 5.
Called “In the Eyes of the John and The Perspective of the Human Trafficker”, the event is co-hosted by the Waterloo Region Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centre and Waterloo Regional Crime Stoppers. The target audience is law enforcement officers, health providers and community stakeholders.
Charlene Doak GeBauer - Author and Founder of Child Pornography Hurts
- Charlene is a public speaker who has been affected by child pornography through two separate incidents, in two separate cities and with two different people. Charlene has developed a theory of “Digital Supervision©” for child protection, which is included in her book Digital Sexual Victims: True Cases.
Victor Malarek - Canadian Journalist and author The Johns
- From socio-economic background to emotional stability, Victor Malarek investigates the root cause of prostitution and attacks the idea that it is a victimless crime. He explores the efficacy of Sweden’s outlawing the buying—rather than the selling—of sex, and its dramatic impact on the country’s prostitution rates. The Johns is a chilling look into a dark corner of the world that these men have created at the expense of countless women and children.
Dr Angela Wyatt Eke - Criminal Behaviour Analysis Unit OPP
- Dr Angela Wyatt Eke has worked with the Behavioural Sciences and Analysis section of the Ontario Provincial Police since 1997 and is the research coordinator for the Criminal Behaviour Analysis Unit (CBAU). Dr Eke’s areas of research include intimate partner violence, sexual offending and child exploitation, with a focus on risk assessment.