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The Biblio File: Library News

The Biblio File
March 6, 2023

Human Trafficking is an illegal trade in persons, often for the purpose of sexual slavery, servitude or forced labour. Trafficking and exploitation of children, youth and adults are of great concern in Manitoba. Human trafficking doesn’t have to involve crossing borders. And it’s not just a foreign problem, it’s happening right now in communities across Canada.

‘It is estimated that hundreds of children, youth and adults are victimized in the visible sex trade on the streets of Winnipeg and other cities each year. It is also estimated that thousands are victimized in the invisible sex trade that takes place in hidden venues such as private homes and drug houses located throughout the province. Most adult sex trade workers report that their victimization began at a very young age; sometimes as young as 9, and at an average age of 14.’ (Source:

Survivor’s Hope wants to help Manitobans be aware of this day by asking businesses and other agencies to light up highly visible windows to the public, or common areas, with white lights to show awareness on this day and to shed light on the importance of ending human trafficking in Manitoba.

If you would like to bring awareness to this illegal and unfortunately common issue we are facing in Manitoba, please reach out to Chantal (at or at 204-232-1477), and she will drop off white lights and an information poster (locally) for March 16.

March 8th is International Women’s Day – a global day organized annually to recognize and celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.   This day is a focal point in the women’s rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women.  Our newest book display highlights these important issues.