Jassy Bindra

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Jassy Bindra
Police career
Current status Human trafficking co-ordinator for British Columbia
Department Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Country Canada
Rank Corporal

Corporal Jassy Bindra is the human trafficking co-ordinator for the British Columbia division of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).[1] She emphasizes the importance of knowing the indicators that identify human trafficking victims; namely, their lack of access to their visas, their looking to their employers before speaking, their inability or refusal to speak English, and their frequent relocation.[2] In 2011, she stated that there were more than 30 ongoing investigations into human trafficking across Canada.[3] At the thirteenth national conference of the Metropolis Project in 2011, she led a workshop called "RCMP Practices and Perspectives on Human Trafficking".[4] In March 2012, she spoke at the Nanaimo Campus of Vancouver Island University about human trafficking in Canada.[5] More specifically, she discussed what members of the public can do to combat human trafficking, what the government is doing about human trafficking, and how to recognize a human trafficking victim.[6] Later that month, she delivered a presentation about human trafficking at the Chilliwack city hall in conjunction with Stop Sexual Exploitation of Youth Awareness Week.[7] The presentation lasted two hours and was open to the public.[8] That September, she appeared on a panel discussion about human trafficking in conjunction with a performance of Andrew Kooman's She Has a Name in Vancouver.[9] The following month, she was a guest speaker at the launch of the Awareness-Raising Project to Combat Human Trafficking, also in Vancouver.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sarah Douziech (August 14, 2011). "Human trafficking a problem 'in our own backyard': RCMP". National Post. Archived from the original on August 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ Shannon van Roekel. "Take a stand against human trafficking". Light Magazine. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ Sarah Douziech (August 15, 2011). "Human trafficking 'in our own backyard'". Federal Accountability Initiative for Reform. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Metropolis 2011" (PDF). Metropolis Project. 2011. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Human Trafficking". Vancouver Island University. March 6, 2012. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Seminar looks at trafficking". Nanaimo Bulletin. March 1, 2012. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  7. ^ Tyler Olsen (March 27, 2012). "Human trafficking is just a modern-day form of slavery". Chilliwack Times. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  8. ^ Desmond Devnich (March 5, 2012). "Stop the Sexual Exploitation of Our Children and Youth Aware". Downtown Chilliwack. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  9. ^ Lisa Barrett (September 8, 2012). "She Has A Name". Plank Magazine. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Awareness-Raising Project to Combat Human Trafficking". Multilingual Orientation Service Association for Immigrant Communities. October 11, 2012. Retrieved October 14, 2012.