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Human Trafficking in the United States: Harvard e-seminar on Wednesday, May 25

 

Every year, thousands of men, women, and children are trafficked into the United States according to the U.S. Government. Victims are trafficked for different purposes, including commercial sexual exploitation, labour, and debt bondage. U.S. citizen victims are also trafficked within and outside the country. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, approximately 100,000 U.S. children each year are victims of commercial sexual exploitation.

 

What is currently being done to respond to and combat trafficking in the United States? What is succeeding? What isn't? A Harvard online conference will address the challenges and lessons learned in combating human trafficking in the United States from a victim-centered, enforcement, and prevention perspective THIS WEDNESDAY, May 25 from 2:00-4:00 pm EST. Click here to find your local time

 

The conference "Best Practices to Combat Human Trafficking in the United States" is organized by the programme on Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery of the Harvard Kennedy School and the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. And no travel is necessary to participate! Participants must register before by clicking on the below link:

 

http://www.innovations.harvard.edu/spotlight.html?id=2526

 

The panel includes: Assistant U.S. Attorney, South Dakota, Kevin Koline; Sergeant Chris Bray from the Phoenix Police Department, Arizona and Norma Ramos from the Against Trafficking in Women. The discussions will be moderated by Jeff Gulati, Associate Professor of Political Science, Bentley University, Massachusetts.

 

Please also see more information on the webinar in our event section.