The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is a national Aboriginal organization representing the political voice of Aboriginal women throughout Canada. NWAC works to advance the well-being of Aboriginal women and girls, as well as their families and communities, through advocacy, policy, and legislative analysis in order to improve policies, programs, and legislation.
NWAC’s mission is to help empower women by being involved in developing and changing laws and issues that affect them, and by involving them in the development and delivery of programs promoting equality for Aboriginal women and girls. This work includes identifying gaps in Aboriginal women’s human rights and by mobilizing action to address these gaps. It must be noted that Aboriginal women in Canada continue to suffer from human rights violations and fundamental freedoms.
NWAC is actively committed to raising the profile nationally and internationally on many issues such as the following: violence against women, the lack of justice response, high rates of women in prison, multiple forms of discrimination, poverty, and ongoing sexual exploitation and trafficking of women and girls, along with the many other violations to our basic human rights.
This research was prepared for the Canadian Women’s Foundation’s National Task Force on Trafficking of Women and Girls. This research will form a comprehensive picture on the state of human trafficking for sexual exploitation of Aboriginal women and girls in Canada. The review will help to inform the work of NWAC and the Canadian Women’s Foundation’s Task Force and aid in the Task Force’s preparations to identify and suggest key solutions for a national antitrafficking strategy effectively addressing sexual exploitation of Aboriginal women and girls in Canada
Read more here.