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The New Slavery: The International Trafficking in Women and Girls
Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An estimated 20.9 million individuals have been trafficked for commercial sex or forced labor, according to recent statistics. Most of these are women or girls, and their exploitation and abuse is carried out both domestically and across national boundaries. Over 161 countries have reported trafficking. Panelists who have worked locally and globally will discuss the nature and scope of the problem, and what government officials and national and international NGOs are doing to address it.

Moderator: Dorchen Leidholdt, Director of Sanctuary for Families Legal Center, Co-Director of the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition

Speakers: Judge Pamela K. Chen, Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, former Assistant U.S. Attorney and head of the Civil Rights unit; Taina Bien-Aime, Executive Director of Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW), former Executive Director of Equality Now; Penny Venetis, Executive Vice-President and Legal Director, Legal Momentum, and the Women's Legal Defense and Education Fund; on leave as Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the International Human Rights Clinic at Rutgers University.

Sponsored by: Committee on the United Nations, Ulysses Smith, Chair; Council on International Affairs, Bettina Plevan, Chair


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