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Elene Lam is the executive director of Butterfly: Asian and Migrant Sex Worker Support Network. She holds a Master of Social Work and a Master of Law and has been researching the harms associated with the anti-trafficking industry. For over 20 years, Elene has advocated for human rights; for migration, gender, racial, and sex work justice; and against violence against women. 

  • A group of Asian community members wearing masks and holding up signs in multiple languages with anti-trafficking messages written on them.
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    Anatomy of an anti-trafficking policy campaign

    In Newmarket, Asian massage workers have been engaged in a battle with the town council, which is intent on shutting down their businesses by claiming that the workers are both disreputable criminals and sex trafficking victims.