As part of the
“Best Practices to Combat Human Trafficking”
Online Conference Series
The Program on Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery
Injecting a Human Rights Approach
into Anti-Trafficking Strategies:
Can We Do Better?
Professor Jacqueline Bhabha,
In order to effectively combat human trafficking, an increased emphasis and investment in developing employment, education, public health, and livelihood opportunities for populations vulnerable to human trafficking is essential. It is critical to address root causes of trafficking through empowerment strategies, particularly targeting young girls and women.
Globally, there are many anti-trafficking activists, policymakers, academics, and non-governmental organizations developing new and effective approaches to prevent, educate, and best serve those most vulnerable to trafficking. By focusing on the human rights of trafficked persons, better strategies would result around allocation of immigration, welfare, employment training, and health benefits to a community.
This online conference will explore how a human rights approach can be used to facilitate greater access to prevention and protection for victims of human trafficking. This online conference will feature:
Jacqueline Bhabha - Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School; Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Elizabeth Cafferty - Associate Director, Programs and External Relations, Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Global Health and Human Rights, Massachusetts General Hospital
Julie Dahlstrom - Program Manager, Immigration Legal Assistance Program, Lutheran Social Services of New England
the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School