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“Online Conference: "Injecting a Human Rights Approach into Anti-Trafficking Strategies: Can we do better?"”
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Online Conference

As part of the
“Best Practices to Combat Human Trafficking”
Online Conference Series
The Program on Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery

presents

Injecting a Human Rights Approach
into Anti-Trafficking Strategies:
Can We Do Better?

with

Professor Jacqueline Bhabha,
Elizabeth Cafferty
and
Julie Dahlstrom

village children

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

Co-sponsonsored with:
the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School

More information can be found on the conference registration page.


Event Follow-up:

A recording of the webinar and its associated slides is now available at:
    http://www.innovations.harvard.edu/xchat-transcript.html?chid=355

Accessing the Conference Recording: To access the conference archive, you must first register at the Ash Institute's online conference web site. Registration is free and takes only a few seconds. Anyone who registered and/or attended the original on-line event does not need to reregister.


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