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NYATN Meets with Sister Kaeru

In honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Women & Children Project and the New York Anti-Trafficking Network hosted a breakfast today for service providers and government agencies that work on the issue of human trafficking. Sister Kaeru, a Japanese nun who is living and working in Jakarta, Indonesia, was a special guest. She was joined by Sister Joan Kirby from the Temple of Understanding, a Global Interfaith Association which is a non-governmental organization that is a consulting agency with the UN Economic & Social Council. To read more click here.Image.

A Deeper Look into Human Trafficking: Contemporary Slavery, the Sex Trade, and Beyond

NYATN steering committee member Suzanne Tomatore spoke Monday night at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law on a panel called “A Deeper Look into Human Trafficking: Contemporary Slavery, the Sex Trade, and Beyond,” a panel for P*Law Public Interest Advocacy Week.  Ms. Tomatore is the director of the Immigrant Women & Children Project at the City Bar Justice Center and is co-chair of the Freedom Network (USA), a national network of human trafficking service providers.

The panel provided an overview of the state of human trafficking as well as the legal frameworks in place that attempt to regulate and end illegal trafficking. She was joined by Erika Hague, from the New York State Human Trafficking and Unaccompanied Children Programs Bureau of Refugee & Immigrant Assistance/OTDA. They discussed how human trafficking has changed over time through case studies and analyzing statistics. The panel was moderated by Teresa M. Woods, Clinical Teaching Fellow/Visiting Instructor, Human Rights and Genocide Clinic, Benjamin Cardozo School of Law.

The Public Service Scholars Program at Cardozo prepares future lawyers for the practice of law in public service through a comprehensive three-year program that offers specialized training and experience in public interest law.

Taking Action in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

In commemoration of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, New York Anti-Trafficking Network steering committee member Suzanne Tomatore organized and moderated a panel discussion at the  City Bar Justice Center in collaboration with Pfizer Legal Alliance entitled “Take Action: Stop Human Trafficking Now.” The panel discussion took place at the New York City Bar Association on January 14th and included NYATN member Avaloy Lanning, Senior Director of the Anti-Trafficking Program at Safe Horizon. To read more, click here.

3rd Annual NYATN/Race-Talk Commemoration of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

*Update: Race-Talk has unfortunately closed its doors.  See below for alternative links.

Race-Talk honors National Human Trafficking Awareness Day with a series of blog contributions from members of the New York Anti-Trafficking Network and others guest-edited by Juhu Thukral for the third consecutive year.

Previous Race-Talk blog contributions include:

NYATN to Present at 57th Session of the UN’s Annual Commission on the Status of Women

For the fifth consecutive year, NYATN will present an NGO Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Forum Parallel Event in March in honor of Women’s History Month.  Last year, we presented on “Women’s Economic Opportunity: A Solution for Trafficking in Persons.”  Our event will take place on March 7th at 8:30 am in New York (note time change).  Additional details to be announced.

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