Because She's a Girl

Hope Restored Canada honours the inherent worth of all human beings. We believe in equality and rights for all.

Did you know that the vast majority of of sex trafficked victims globally are women and girls? (80-90%) This heinous reality has an overarching theme of dishonouring, commodifying and dehumanizing women by degrading them as mere sex slaves. Sexual exploitation in all its forms undermines the dignity of women and children regardless of race, religion, creed or gender identity. Society continues to leave millions of children behind — especially girls — and we have come to accept this as ‘normal’.

The #metoo movement has helped raise the conversation of abuse, exploitation, and dominance to the forefront, and Hope Restored Canada is committed to defy this degrading type of normalcy. A sexual exploited/ trafficked victim didn’t just randomly happen, there are many systematic, systemic root causes to those caught up in the sex trade be it by coersion, circumstance or “choice’, but one of the main causes is simply being a girl.

Nobody stands up in elementary school when asked what they want to be when they grow up to be prostituted. No one. Did you know that a high majority (over 88%) of sex trafficked victims have disclosed that they were sexually abused before the age of 10? Although we acknowledge the fact that many in the sex industry are there “by choice”, we have to ask ourselves is that really a choice? How has society preconditioned that woman since she was a teen, a young girl that she was made for nothing else than to be used by others for their body?

HRC upholds the need for women and girls to experience true choices and empowerment that strengthens their purpose for living and nourishes their spirit to be the person they were created to be.


Today (October 11th) is the "National Day of the Girl Child” as the United Nations declared back in 2012. Its aim is to celebrate girls around the world while highlighting the many injustices in the world that affect females globally. It's necessary to remove different types of social discrimination and exploitation that girls generally face in life.

On this International Day of the Girl, let us recommit to supporting every girl to develop her skills, enter the workforce on equal terms and reach her full potential.
— UN Secretary-General António Guterres

Since 2012, 11 October has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.

2018 theme at the UN: “With Her: A Skilled GirlForce”

The UN writes: “Today's generation of girls are preparing to enter a world of work that is being transformed by innovation and automation. Educated and skilled workers are in great demand, but roughly a quarter of young people – most of them female – are currently neither employed or in education or training.

Of the 1 billion young people – including 600 million adolescent girls – that will enter the workforce in the next decade, more than 90% of those living in developing countries will work in the informal sector, where low or no pay, abuse and exploitation are common.

On 11 October, International Day of the Girl, we are working alongside all girls to expand existing learning opportunities, chart new pathways and calling on the global community to rethink how to prepare them for a successful transition into the world of work.

Under the theme, With Her: A Skilled GirlForce, International Day of the Girl will mark the beginning of a year-long effort to bring together partners and stakeholders to advocate for, and draw attention and investments to, the most pressing needs and opportunities for girls to attain skills for employability.

We can change the story of the exploited and trafficked by painting a new future through prevention and education and providing holistic restoration programming to those exiting the sex trade This includes recovery programs and skills training in order to step forward into a new reality:

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Hope Restored Canadas aim is to partner together with our communities as well as national, international voices to raise the bar on the following:

Promote equality and by helping our communities detect when degradation of someone based on their gender is seen as normal. We will do what we can to reverse that mindset through education and advocacy as we teach on the topic of honour, self love, and the need to protect one’s dignity.

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We will contend for the call for healthy relationships to be the backbone for a healthy society in order to prevent sexual exploitation.

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As we focus on fulfilling our vision of “Creating a world where humanity is renewed and restored in healthy relationships” and as we march towards our mission of “Eradicating sexual exploitation”, we will be mindful of all the work to be done in our own backyards, cities, provinces, nation and nations around the world. Prostitution is not the “oldest profession”, it’s the oldest oppression.

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Help us change the story of the exploited and trafficked!

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