The BPW Ontario District Directors are developing an Anti-Human Sex Trafficking Project for the province of Ontario. Goal: To increase public awareness of this issue specifically as it relates to girls under the age of 18.
At the 2018 BPW Ontario Conference, Heather Ellis, BPW Ontario First Vice-President and BPW Ontario Resolutions/By-Laws Chair, introduced the project to the BPW Ontario members. She also introduced Kelly Franklin Executive Director of Farmtown Canada/Courage For Freedom and a BPW London member. Kelly shared with the BPW Ontario members the work she and others are doing to serve girls who have been trafficked in the sex trade. Farmtown Canada will be partnering with BPW Ontario on this project.
The Faceless Rag Doll Initiative
The Faceless Rag Doll Initiative was presented at the Conference. This Initiative, will allow police to include the faceless rag dolls in the backpacks the girls receive when they are served (this term replaces "rescued" as the girls prefer the term "served'). The doll is something the girls can keep. Each club was given a rag doll at the conference to take back to their members and introduce the Anti-Human Sex Trafficking Project.