Williams Lake Community Policing and the Williams Lake RCMP are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a Human Trafficking information session from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday Oct. 20 at the cafeteria of Thompson Rivers University in Williams Lake.
Guest presenters, Cpl. Jassy Bindra and Cst. Sharon Peters of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police will be the keynote speakers, giving an update on activities that have been happening in our province as well as our community.
Human Trafficking involves the recruitment, transportation or harbouring of persons for the purpose of exploitation (typically in the sex industry or for forced labour).
Traffickers use various methods to maintain control over their victims, including force, sexual assault, threats of violence and physical or emotional abuse.
Human trafficking may occur across or within borders, may involve extensive organized crime networks, and is clearly a violation of the basic human rights of its victims. The relationship between the trafficker and the victim is continuous and extends beyond the border crossing.
Victims may be forced into labour, prostitution or some other form of servitude.
Victims may suffer abuse from their traffickers and may face severe consequences if they attempt to escape.
For more information call Dave Dickson at (250) 392-8701.