The Barbra Schlifer Clinic has convened a consortium of concerned services, agencies and researchers who separately work with women with precarious immigration status who are vulnerable to trafficking.
The women this project will serve may have intersecting difficulties with labour migration, experience gender-based violence, and become vulnerable to trafficking. In part because of their precarious status, and fears of deportation or reprisals by former (domestic) employers, they experience extreme isolation from access to supports. We are specifically interested in prevention of trafficking through proper legal information or human rights protections.
Through a combination of research, street-level outreach activities, and education/information awareness, practical supports such as counselling, legal information, access to primary health services and housing referrals, our consortium will seek to improve access to remedy and support as well as primary prevention for women experiencing multiple marginalization and exploitation in relation to their immigration status and their vulnerability to trafficking.