David Pollendine

IJM Canada Director Development for Manitoba and Saskatchewan, International Justice Mission, Canada

David has worked for IJM Canada for the past 3 years raising awareness and funds for IJM’s work around the world protecting the poor from violence and slavery. He advocates by campaigning, through social media and as a speaker on issues including tackling Cybersex Trafficking, Protecting Women and Children from Violence and Fighting Forced Labour Slavery. David has an MA in Applied Drama and loves dreaming up ideas where drama and creative arts intersect to form a catalyst for transformation. He is married to Irfana, and they have two children, Zara (14) and Zane (11).

David is speaking at

May 7, 2021
8:15 am - 9:00 am

Speaker

  • David Pollendine (Speaker) IJM Canada Director Development for Manitoba and Saskatchewan, International Justice Mission, Canada

Description

  1. What is Cybersex Trafficking of children and how is IJM tackling it?
  • A definition of Cybersex Trafficking - Commercial sex Trade v Cybersex Trafficking
  • How Cybersex Trafficking works on a global scale
  • IJM’s experience of working in the Philippines and in Canada
  1. The opportunities and challenges of disrupting the demand for this crime in Canada.
  • Cybersex Trafficking in Canada - A Canadian Case – Phillip Chicoine.
  • Seeing how stakeholders unwittingly contribute to the problem or can be agents of change
  • Collaboration with key Stake holders. Digital, Corporate, Technological and Government.
  1. Concrete ways to partner with IJM and other stakeholders to fight this crime
  • Educate yourself – i.e. IJM Online Resources, case studies, IJM’s Prevalence report on Cybersex Trafficking, End OSEC Centre, Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking, Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Cybertip tip line), Virtual Global Taskforce.
  • Speak out – In your community, Digital Campaigns, (notonmyscreen.ca ) On Social Media, In Schools, Universities, Corporate Business, Tech spaces.
  • Promote Action - Give, Fundraise, Volunteer, Ethically Consume, Collaboration.

Three Objectives or Takeaway Ideas:

  1. To Understand what Cybersex Trafficking of children is and how it must be tackled on a global scale.
  2. To see the opportunities and challenges of disrupting the demand for this crime in Canada
  3. Concrete ways to take action or partner with IJM and other stakeholders to fight this crime

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