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Story Publication logo April 2, 2024

'My Dad Ward': Freeing Women From Trafficking

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Women trafficked from Africa to the Middle East secretly recorded their experiences in slavery.

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Millions of people fall victim to human traffickers who promise a better life in a new country but instead force victims into jobs with long hours and little to no pay.

In her documentary My Dad Ward, freelance journalist Jazzmin Jiwa brings us the story of a Ugandan mother tricked into moving to Iraq, and what Vancouver activist Ward Reddick did to help her get home again.


Three women grouped together: an elderly woman smiling, a transwoman with her arms folded, and a woman holding her headscarf with a baby strapped to her back.


Gender Equality

Gender Equality
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Migration and Refugees

Migration and Refugees

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