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NYATN to Speak at Conference on Human Trafficking at SUNY Downstate School of Public Health

NYATN members Crystal DeBoise, Co-Director of the Sex Workers Project, and Song Kim, Kirkland & Ellis Fellow of AALDEF‘s Anti-Trafficking Initiative, will be speaking at the “Hidden in Plain Sight: Sex Trafficking in NYC” Campus-Community Conference at SUNY Downstate School of Public Health on Saturday, December 7.  Learn how to recognize the signs of human trafficking and engage in discussions on prevention and mitigation.

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NYATN Hosts Convening to Discuss Common Sense Solutions

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New York Anti-Trafficking NetworkOn November 7th, NYATN hosted a convening on trafficking, focused on human rights approaches, long-term prevention, and common sense solutions in anti-trafficking campaigns.  The group included leaders, advocates, academics, and journalists in the anti-trafficking, anti-domestic violence, civil liberties, workers’ rights, sex workers’ rights, women’s rights, and human rights fields.  The group developed new ideas on solutions and narratives to apply in anti-trafficking work.

NYATN to speak on Human Trafficking Panel: Spotlight on Forced Labor

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Ivy Suriyopas, Chandra Bhatnagar, Sam McCahon, Luna Ranjit, & Suhanna Gurung

with Chandra Bhatnagar, Sam McCahon, Luna Ranjit, & Suhanna Gurung

On October 29 at 6:30, NYATN member Ivy Suriyopas will speak on SABANY’s event, Human Trafficking Panel: Spotlight on Forced Labor.  Panelists will discuss domestic labor trafficking from the perspectives of corporations, lawyers, and communities.  RSVP here.

NYATN is Co-sponsoring a Panel on “New Trends in Human Trafficking: Legislative, Victim Advocacy and Prosecutorial Updates”

On October 30th, the City Bar Justice Center will host a panel, “New Trends in Human Trafficking: Legislative, Victim Advocacy and Prosecutorial Updates,” from 6 to 8 pm.

Featured speakers include:

Sienna Baskin, Co-Director of the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center

Laura Matthews-Jolly, Staff Attorney at Immigrant Women & Children Project at the City Bar Justice Center

Kate Mogulescu, Supervising Attorney of Trafficking Victims Advocacy Project at the Legal Aid Society

John Temple, Attorney-in-Charge of Human Trafficking Program at the Manhattan DA’s Office

Moderated by Suzanne Tomatore, Director of the Immigrant Women & Children Project at the City Bar Justice Center

Space is limited.  Kindly RSVP by October 25, 2013 with your name and your organization to lmatthews-jolly@nycbar.org.  For more details….

NYATN to speak at NYU Law’s Freedom Week

NYATN members Ivy Suriyopas and Tauno Biltsted at Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund and Safe Horizon will speak on a Freedom Week panel, “Breaking the Invisible Shackles: How to Attack Human Trafficking,” on October 9 from 6 to 8 pm at Tishman Auditorium in Vanderbilt Hall at NYU Law School.

The fight against trafficking requires a vast network of people with a variety of skills, from prosecutors punishing traffickers to legislators writing laws to protect victims and advocates working to prevent future exploitation. At this panel, we will have the opportunity to hear from lawyers, FBI agents, policy advocates, social workers, and entrepreneurs.  Come learn about the many roles that people play, how their worldviews impact their work, and find out where you fit in.

Save the Date! 12th Annual Freedom Network Conference on April 1 & 2, 2014

The 12th Annual Freedom Network Conference will be on April 1 and 2, 2014 in San Francisco, CA.  New York had the honor of hosting the conference in 2012.  The Freedom Network (USA) was established in 2001 by a group of organizations and individuals who bring decades of experience from a diverse set of backgrounds, such as immigrant women and children’s rights, victim and social services, migrant farm worker advocacy, and human rights activism.  Several members of NYATN are also members of the Freedom Network.

NYATN will speak at the People’s Global Action on Migration, Development & Human Rights at the United Nations

On October 3, 2013 at 3 pm, members of NYATN will speak at the People’s Global Action on Migration, Development & Human Rights at the United Nations.

Unpacking the Migration/Trafficking Nexus: A Critique of Criminalization and Law-Enforcement Responses to Trafficking in Persons

At the international level and in many States, the legal response to trafficking in persons is focused on criminal justice and law enforcement, at the expense of human rights and the rights and well being of the victims of trafficking. Law enforcement tactics such as raids often frighten the people they are intended to help (by removing them from coercive situations), and often result in detention and ultimately, deportation. Increasingly, human rights defenders and activists worldwide are calling attention to anti-trafficking measures are not only not effective, they are leading to further human rights violations – of people who are trafficked and other workers and migrants who are caught up in the anti-trafficking response. It is critical that anti-trafficking measures put the needs of the people they are intended to protect first.

This session will explore analysis of the human rights impact of anti-trafficking programmes that are focused on a law-enforcement response rather than a human rights response. It will look at what we need to learn from survivors of trafficking and explore strategies by which we can support all actors in the anti-trafficking response – to stop the emphasis on “doing more” and instead focus on “doing well” and actually address the needs of trafficking survivors and others affected by anti-trafficking laws and policies, not just the hype.

Speakers:

  • Bandana Pattanaik, Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women-International Secretariat, Bangkok
  • Sienna Baskin, Sex Workers Project, at the Urban Justice Center, New York
  • Avaloy Lanning, Safe Horizon, New York
  • Florrie Burke, Freedom Network USA, Chair Emeritus
  • Ivy O. Suriyopas, Anti-Trafficking Initiative, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), and Co-chair, Freedom Network USA
  • Suzanne Tomatore, Immigrant Women & Children Project City Bar Justice Center, New York, and Co-chair, Freedom Network USA

Sponsors

Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW)

WGMWG

United Methodist Women

Flyer for the event….

More details….

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