On Nov. 3, 22-year-old Samantha McManus (BCom’12) took her first steps toward combating the inhumanity of human trafficking. She, along with 22 other walkers representing 12 countries around the world, began a 15-day trek from Bangkok, Thailand, to the Myanmar border in support of the Freedom to Walk initiative. The campaign raises both awareness for human trafficking issues and funds to assist those men, women and children whose lives have been affected by the atrocities of forced labour and sex.
“Human trafficking is a really complex issue and there really isn’t an easy solution,” says McManus, a Calgarian who recently earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree in international management from McGill University and will soon be starting law school at Columbia University.
Read full article: Ottawa Citizen, January 5, 2013