May 14, 2009, 9 AM – 1 PM
City Bar Justice Center, 42 W44th St., NY, NY
This is a FREE event.
Please RSVP to here.
with your name, organization/program, and title.
Space is limited, register by May 8, 2009.
In person registration begins at 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.
Human trafficking is a violation of human rights. Women, men and children are compelled to work against their will as domestic servants and in industries such as agriculture, manufacturing, construction, food service, beauty salons, the commercial sex industry and many more.
The U.S. government estimates that up to 17,500 people are trafficked into the U.S. annually, yet less than 800 survivors have been granted visas. New York City has been identified as one of the country’s top ports of entry, transit and destination for trafficked persons because of its large population of immigrants, its close proximity to major international ports, and its concentration of many industries where trafficking can flourish. This half-day forum will provide service providers, activists, advocates, and community organizers with the tools to respond to human trafficking.
- Understand human trafficking
- Identify the signs of trafficking
- Recognize the social service and legal needs of trafficked persons
- Refer survivors of human trafficking to experienced providers
Learn how you can help end human trafficking in New York City.
Please find below the materials from NYATN’s May 14, 2009 forum, “Identify & Assist Survivors of Human Trafficking.”