As part of the
“Best Practices to Combat Human Trafficking”
Online Conference Series
The Program on Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery
BEST PRACTICES TO COMBAT CHILD TRAFFICKING
Child Protection Specialist,
Migration and Trafficking Child Protection Section, Program Division, UNICEF
International Campaigns Director,
The Body Shop
Hans van de Glind
Senior Specialist and focal point for child trafficking,
International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour, International Labor Organization
Timothy Patrick McCarthy, Ph.D
Lecturer on History and Literature and on Public Policy, and Program Director,
Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Human trafficking is a crime that targets all vulnerable populations: indiscriminate of age, gender, religion, race, or nationality. Just like adults, children are trafficked into prostitution, forced labor, forced marriages, and other slavery-like conditions. As traffickers change their tactics, the challenges grow greater for those who seek to prevent child trafficking and provide rehabilitation services for children who have been trafficked. Therefore, effectively fighting child trafficking requires the knowledge, experience, and skills of anti-trafficking organizations to surpass those of the traffickers.
Anti-trafficking organizations and individuals in all corners of the world have committed a special focus to the issue of child trafficking in order to clearly define the problem, conduct research, develop strategies, and carry out interventions. In order to be more effective in combating child trafficking, we need to share our accumulated knowledge, skills, and experience on a global platform.
As part of their online conference series, the Harvard Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery and the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation are joined by UN.GIFT in hosting a web-based conference: "Best Practices for Combating Child Trafficking." Bringing together a panel of experts from academia, policy, and non-governmental organizations, the conference will be an opportunity to share their perspectives on best practices to combat the trafficking of children. Ms. Thatun will represent UNICEF's perspective on service provision to children; Mr. Davis will share insights into the role of private companies in combating trafficking; and, Mr. van de Glind will highlight viewpoints from major labor organizations. Panelists will make brief presentations about their work in the field. Following the panel presentations, there will be a Q&A discussion with the online audience moderated by Dr. Timothy McCarthy, Harvard Kennedy School.
the Harvard Kennedy School's Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery,
the U.N. Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT),
& the Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation