On July 30, 2020, Guelph-Wellington Women In Crisis, marked World Day against Trafficking in Persons by releasing a new episode of their GWWICed podcast. The series is dedicated to understanding the context of human trafficking within the Guelph-Wellington region. ISGW’s own Dayami Ramirez, Program Manager, speaks about the importance of having language-specific resources and services available to newcomer clients to be able to convey important information and create trust between service providers and their clients. She says “knowledge is power and clear communication is the key”. Clients must be aware of their rights: around personal identity documents, their right to privacy and confidentiality and their ability to get help in their language. These are often new ideas for our newcomer clients. We must help them understand that help is available, asking questions is good and to never stop looking for the information that they need. Please listen HERE.
To learn more about World Day against Trafficking in Persons click HERE.