About

The Sexual Exploitation Working Group (SEWG) is an Edmonton-based leadership group collaborating to create awareness of sexual exploitation and its causes and impacts.

The SEWG recognizes vulnerabilities to sexual exploitation due to: age, ethnicity, sex, gender, financial desperation, migration, homelessness, prior childhood abuse or neglect, mental or physical health conditions, addictions, intergenerational trauma or any other circumstance that contributes to vulnerability.

The SEWG is a collaborative of community partners, law enforcement, municipal and provincial government, and REACH Edmonton, which work to:

  • Facilitate information sharing regarding sexual exploitation in its many forms and to be a conduit for public education
  • Raise awareness of contributing factors and support community and political response in addressing them
  • Identify and work with new partners and community stakeholders as needed

The working group follows the United Nation’s definition of sexual exploitation:

Any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another.”

 

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2 thoughts on “About

  1. Lynn Hutchinson

    Hi there,
    I am a registered social worker and interested in knowing more about your organization. Is there a board of directors? Is this a volunteer driven organization? Thanks,

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    1. Hi Lynn,

      SEWG is a collaborative of community partners, law enforcement, municipal and provincial government, and REACH Edmonton. Each partner organization designates a representative to sit at the SEWG table. There is no Board of Directors or volunteers as SEWG is a working group and not a formal organization.

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