The Canadian Federation of University Women Calls for the Recognition and Protection of Trafficked Women and Girls
In honour of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, July 30th, CFUW continues to bring awareness of key issues impacting women and girls at the grassroots levels. We believe that changes begins with consciousness. For this day, we are intentionally making connections to SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) 4, 5, 16 and 17. This initiative provides a critical opportunity to discuss the interconnections between the SDGs for achieving gender equality and empower all women and girls. The 2030 Agenda is an agenda for all, and achieving it requires action at all levels. In the spirit of the 2030 Agenda, speakers from the grassroots, youth, International Non-Governmental Organizations have offered a perspective on the issue of Trafficking in Persons. CFUW continues to call upon all people to recognize that Trafficking in Persons is the fastest growing crime internationally and not to stand by idly while this atrocity continues to grow.