From 2015-2020, the Northeastern Ontario Research Alliance on Human Trafficking conducted participatory action research using Indigenous, decolonial, and feminist methodologies in with over 160 service providers and persons with lived experience (sex workers, trafficking survivors, and family members). Our object was to identify and redress gaps and barriers to regional services for people experiencing violence, exploitation and abuse in the sex industry.
As NORAHT ends its work, we are passing the baton to the recently created service provider network, the Nipissing Human Trafficking Knowledge Network (NHKTN). For further information about NHTKN, please contact Kathleen Jodouin, Executive Director, Victim Services of Nipissing District at email@example.com or 705-472-2649.
We thank all of our research participants for their ongoing commitment to ending gender-based and racialized violence and to removing structural gaps and barriers to those seeking supports that center on agency, empowerment and self-determination