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Gaiaisi and The Soul Disciplez will be performing at our event on Sunday, April 27th. For those of you who will be in Toronto that day, come out and learn about the amazing work that our charity partner Walk With Me is doing while listening to some great tunes.

5PM to 8PM at The Central. 603 Markham Street. Toronto, ON. 

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Sandra Bouza LIVE at our VOTB Concert April 27, 2014 in Toronto

Come hear her soulful voice at The Central in Toronto. 603 Markham Street. Corner Bloor W. and Bathurst.
See below an example of just how powerful one voice can move you. This one is just an acapella of a Janis Joplin cover:
Hope you can come by on April 27th to help raise funds and awareness for our charity partner walk-with-me.org. Sandra will be taking the stage at 5PM.
$10 cover charge. All proceeds will be donated to Walk With Me. An organization started by a ex-sex slave herself, Timea.
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Concert Against Sex Trafficking

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Legalizing Prostitution Will Harm Women

Please read a message below from the Canadian Member of Parliament, Joy Smith (www.joysmith.ca). You CAN do something to stop sex trafficking in Canada. Joy lists some simple acts you can do in her message. However, before you read it, here’s a FACT for you:

Countries that have legalized and regulated have seen sexual exploitation, human trafficking and violence towards women and girls increase drastically. In fact, a 2012 comprehensive  study of a cross section of up to 150 counties revealed that legalizing prostitution increased sex trafficking. In contrast, countries like Sweden and Norway, which have adopted the Nordic model of prostitution, have seen a significant decrease in prostitution and sex trafficking. The Nordic model of prostitution is effective due to its three approaches: explicitly criminalizing the purchase of sexual services, a national awareness campaign to educate the public that the purchase of sexual services is harmful to women, and finally strong support programs for those who seek to exit prostitution.

Joy Smith’s message:
Friends,
Today, Canada’s prostitution laws have been struck down as unconstitutional. Although losing these offences poses a grave threat to the safety and security of women and vulnerable populations, we must move forward and urge Parliament to redraft the laws in a way that reflects the Nordic approach.
We have 12 months to educate Canadians and Parliamentarians that targeting the buyers of sex and not prostituted women is the only option that reflects the inequality and violence prostitution places on women.
I want to encourage you to consider taking up one or all of the following Action Points:
  1. Forward this these Action Points to your friends and networks.
  1. Download and sign a petition calling on Parliament to implement the Nordic model. Petition can be downloaded here:http://www.joysmith.ca/assets/petition%20swedish%20model%20of%20prositution%20-%20eng%20-%20final%20-%20large%20font.pdf
  1. Write a letter to the Prime Minister of Canada and the Justice Minister of Canada and your MP asking for legislation that reflects the Nordic model and protects women.
Letters can be addressed to:
        The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P.
Prime Minister of Canada
313-S Centre Block
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0A2
        The Hon. Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P.
Minister of Justice
Attorney General of Canada
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0A6
Name of Your MP
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0A6
  1. Educate and raise awareness about the harm prostitution causes to women and youth. One great way is to host a screening of Red Light Green Light in your community.

Mother’s Selling Their Daughters to the Sex Trade

Interesting and yet sad article below from CNN. Svay Pak village is known around the world as a place where pedophiles come to prey on little children as young as 4 years old. Extreme poverty causing parents to be in desperate situations is causing the SUPPLY. Mainly Europeans and North American cowardly men who have completely lost the sense of righteousness and succumbed to their internal demons are the DEMAND.

CNN Highlighting Cambodia’s Sex Trade of Children

Raising awareness and moving people to action is the only way we have a shot at eliminating sex trafficking. CNN is doing their part. How about you?

Sydney @ VOTB Concert this Saturday!

Sydney will be the first performer at our concert this Saturday May 25th, so if you want to see her, please make sure you show up at 5:45PM since she’ll be coming on shortly after that. The Central. 603 Markham Street. Toronto. Corner Bloor and Bathurst.

Check out her newest video to give you a taste.

VOTB Charity Concert

In Kenya, it is believed that having sex with a virgin will cure HIV/AIDS…(ECPAT International, 2007) This myth and practice has favoured the trafficking of young girls to major child sex tourist destinations.

Come join us and Artful Vandelays to raise our voices against sex trafficking in Toronto on May 25th at The Central. 603 Markham Street.