Archive for December, 2014

“Project Free: Unpacking the Layers of Human Trafficking,” NYAWC’s Annual Anti-Human Trafficking Community Conference

New York Asian Women’s Center will hold its annual Anti-Human Trafficking Community Conference entitled, “Project Free: Unpacking the Layers of Human Trafficking,” on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 12 to 4 pm at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church (FAPC) at 7 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019.   The following topics will be discussed: root causes, prevention (including preventing recidivism), support and action.  Registration is required, as seating is limited.

Susan Bissell- Chief of Child Protection, Programme Division. UNICEF
Shandra Woworuntu- Survivor, Activist, and Motivational Speaker
Ninotchka Rosca- Writer, Activist, Community Organizer, Feminist
Larry Lee- Executive Director, NYAWC

Suzanne Seltzer and Juhu Thukral’s “Human Rights and the Fight Against Human Trafficking”

In honor of Human Rights Day on December 10, NYATN steering members Suzanne Seltzer and Juhu Thukral have written, “Human Rights and the Fight Against Human Trafficking,” for The Huffington Post.  They write, in part, “Unfortunately, a well-meaning but misguided trend in anti-trafficking efforts hasn’t proven to help, but it has the potential to backfire and harm countless victims, survivors, and bystanders: Using sex offender registries as an anti-trafficking tool. Sex offender registries have their place in law enforcement, but human rights advocates and policymakers have been warning that over-use has been dangerous, both because they rarely protect potential victims, and they overload law enforcement agencies.”  Read more….

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