Carleton Enrichment Mini-Course Program 2013
From May 6th to May 10th, 2012 members of PACT-Ottawa are teaching a one week course to youth from across the national capital region as part of the Enrichment Mini Course Program (EMCP) at Carleton University. Our course is entitled People for Sale?! Understanding & Challenging Modern Day Slavery. For more general information about the program, please click here.
You thought slavery was abolished more than 200 years ago. You were right. Yet there are about 27 million slaves in the world today. That's almost the population of Canada, living in situations of severe labour or sexual exploitation ... or both. Learn what it is like to be a slave in 2013, in Canada and around the world. Research the economic and social causes of trafficking in persons, a modern form of slavery. Become an international lawyer for a day and see what the law says about modern slavery. Learn about the roles of law enforcement and social services in helping trafficked persons. And find out what you can do in your own community to stop human trafficking.
(as drafted by the class together on Monday, May 6th, 2013)
a. Raise your hand to indicate you wish to speak
b. One person speaks at a time
c. Give your full attention to the person who is speaking
d. Accept other people’s ideas – open forum environment
2. Eating and drinking:
a. Water is allowed
b. No gum
c. Snacks are allowed (be considerate though with respect to fragrance, noise and other distractions)
3. Leaving the room:
a. No need to ask permission to go to the washroom, just catch the eye of the instructor
b. If you need support or assistance, let the secondary instructor know
On Monday, May 6th, each student drew the name of country that appears in the US Department of State annual report on trafficking in persons ("TIP report"). The in-class assignment for the week is to prepare a 2-3 minute presentation to share with the class about the problem of human trafficking in the country. Students will make their presentations to the class on Thursday, May 9th in the morning. Some questions students may wish to address in the presentation include:
- Is the country a source country for victims of human trafficking, a transit country through which trafficked persons travel or a destination country?
- What Tier is the country in (i.e. how has the US Department of State evaluated the country's efforts to combat human trafficking) for the year 2012? 2011? earlier years? Can you discern a trend?
- What is the most prevalent type of human trafficking in the country?
- Who are the victims of human trafficking in this country?
- What efforts has the country made to criminalize human trafficking (i.e. prohibit human trafficking activity in its criminal law) and to enforce the law?
- What is the quality of protection for victims of human trafficking in this country?
- What efforts has the country made to prevent human trafficking?
- Are non-governmental organizations and civil society involved in the fights against human trafficking in this country?
- Can you make any link to this country's failure to meet any of the Millenium Development Goals and the problem of human trafficking?