Excerpt from Introduction, Page 5:
"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...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 anti- trafficking strategy effectively addressing sexual exploitation of Aboriginal women and girls in Canada." (5).
Excerpt from Purpose of Report, Page 6:
"This review examines relevant research, legislation and regulations in Canada and internationally, as well as related reports to examine, review, analyze, and subsequently report on, relevant research in the area of sexual exploitation and human trafficking of Aboriginal women and girls in Canada. The results of the research were compiled and analyzed and include relevant qualitative and quantitative statistics from the literature. In addition to the literature review, this report includes findings drawn from interviews held with pertinent stakeholders such as legal experts, law enforcement officers, crown attorneys, policy makers and policy analysts, experiential survivors, representatives of community based/women’s organizations supporting Aboriginal women and girls generally, as well as those that support sexually exploited or trafficked Aboriginal women and girls. The avenues of inquiry for this study resulted in an exploration of the root causes and impacts of trafficking and sexual exploitation on Aboriginal women and girls in general; identified the service gaps and priority areas to be addressed; examined the linkages between the experiences with the sexual exploitation of Aboriginal women and girls; and explored local, regional, and national endeavours (legal, justice, and policing-based) aimed at fighting and preventing sexual exploitation and trafficking" (6).
Native Women's Association of Canada. "Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Aboriginal Women and Girls: Literature Review and Key Informant Interviews: Final Report," For the Canadian Women's Foundation Task Force on Trafficking Women and Girls in Canada. October, 2014.