Olympics is over, sex trafficking is likely to continue
The Vancouver Olympics ended yesterday with an overwhelmingly heated up hockey game followed by a splendid ceremony. But, if you think that sex trafficking in Vancouver ended with the Olympics' closing ceremony, you are mistaken. In fact, researches show that sex trafficking in Vancouver is rooted in a deeper cause rather than a temporary or incidental factor like the Olympics.
The Olympics is over, but fight against sex trafficking
An aboriginal people's website reveals a painful history of sex and labor trade lasted for decades in Vancouver prior to the Olympics. In 1800s, slavery trade of Chinese men and women for labor and prostitution began with the European trade and settlement. Bribing police officials became a common practice for brothel owners to remain in business.
Though the Olympics is over, fight against sex trafficking in Vancouver is not over. Why? Vancouver sex trafficking has always existed for centuries and it seems like it's not going to end given the weak legal mechanisms and corruption. But, raising awareness seems to be a vital tool to fight against sex trafficking in Vancouver as well as Canada. For further reading, visit Human Rights Examiner.