OUR DEFINITION OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION: 

We at Hope Restored Canada believe that all forms of sexual exploitation harm one’s heart, family and communities which undermine the dignity of women, men and children and are destructive to healthy relationships.  

DeGREDATION

The degrading of one’s identity and the desensitization of one’s sexuality through demeaning thoughts and misuse of one’s words, that lead to abusive or oppressive actions.

exploitation

Commercial acts of exploitation of pornography, strip clubs, escorts, adult massage studios, brothels, prostitution and sex trafficking which all involve the selling of sexual services.

 

THE U.N. DEFINITION OF Human Trafficking:

Trafficking in Persons as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs.