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UN Session on the Commission on the Status of Women: Current Challenges in Combating Human Trafficking

Updated 3.16.15

NYATN will present parallel event, “Current Challenges in Combating Human Trafficking 20 Years After the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action,” at the United Nations 59th Session on the Commission on the Status of Women. Twenty years after the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, human trafficking continues to be pervasive around the world. Women and girls, in particular, are vulnerable to human trafficking in a variety of sectors, and they experience coercion, abuse, and a climate of fear in their work. This panel will feature discussion by anti-trafficking experts as they examine the challenges in implementation of human rights-based, long-term actions by governments, NGOs, and other stakeholders. Particular attention will be paid to current anti-trafficking strategies in the U.S., including around prostitution and commercial sex, from a human rights perspective. Speakers:

  • MARY CAPARAS, New York Asian Women’s Center
  • KATE MOGULESCU, Legal Aid Society
  • KATE SHEILL, Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women
  • IVY SURIYOPAS, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

March 14, 2015 at 12:30 pm Church Center, 777 UN Plaza, 8th Fl., Boss Room Space is limited.  Please RSVP to register. Cosponsors with NYATN include: Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, City Bar Justice Center, Legal Aid Society, New York Asian Women’s Center, The Seltzer Firm, and Sex Workers Project at Urban Justice Center Previous CSW Parallel Events include:


NYATN to Speak at Seton Hall Legislative Journal Symposium

The Seton Hall Legislative Journal (Vol. 39) invites you to attend its annual Symposium, which will reflect on the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment and whether or not U.S. legislation is living up to the amendment with respect to modern-day forms of slavery.

Distinguished panelists will explore the root causes of human trafficking and its impact on different groups, as well as analyze and assess legislative responses to trafficking in its various forms. The event will culminate with a keynote dinner at the Newark Club.

Confirmed speakers include:

Wanda Akin and Raymond Brown
Founders, International Justice Project

Shana Chen
Assistant United States Attorney, District of New Jersey

Sophia Lane
New Jersey Statewide Coordinator, Polaris Project

Beth Lyon
Director, Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic, Villanova Univ. School of Law

Sarah Plastino
Supervising Attorney for Pro Bono Programs, Kids In Need of Defense

Kelly Sandler
Assistant Prosecutor, Essex County Prosecutor’s Office

Ivy Suriyopas
Director, Anti-Trafficking Initiative, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Thursday, February 26, 2015
2:30 – 8 p.m. | Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. and event begins at 3 p.m.
4 NY & NJ CLE Credits


2:30 to 3:00 pm – Registration

3:00 to 4:30 pm – Panel 1: The Faces of Human Trafficking

4:30 to 4:45 pm – Break

4:45 to 6:00 pm – Panel 2: The Efficacy of Legislative Responses to Human Trafficking

6:00 to 8:00 pm – Dinner & Keynote – The Newark Club


Tickets: $50 per person (Refund Policy)
Complimentary to Seton Hall Law Students and Seton Hall Law faculty. Register here.


5th Annual NYATN Commemoration of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

The New York Anti-Trafficking Network has written in commemoration of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month for the fifth consecutive year.

Previous NYATN contributions include the following:

New York Law School’s Innovations in the Fight Against Human Trafficking: Advocates’ Perspectives and Proposals Symposium

Update: Videos of each of the panels are available here!

NYATN members Ivy O. Suriyopas, Juhu Thukral, and Florrie Burke will speak at New York Law School’s Innovations in the Fight Against Human Trafficking: Advocates’ Perspectives and Proposals symposium on Friday, October 10, 2014.  This event “will address human trafficking in its broadest meaning, as a form of exploitation growing from economic inequalities and both domestic and global migration to seek better work and a better life which has special risks for women and children.”  Mark your calendars and register today!

NYATN steering member Ivy Suriyopas to speak on panels for Asian American conferences

NYATN steering member Ivy O. Suriyopas will speak on a panel, “The Civil Rights Movement: APAs Moving Forward,” for the Asian American Bar Association of New York’s 5th Annual Fall Conference on Saturday, September 20, 2014.  Among other things, using labor trafficking as a lens, the panel will end with a discussion of the connections between the contemporary issues of civil, social, and economic rights and the traditional Civil Rights movement.  CLE credits are available.  Read more….

Suriyopas will also speak on a panel, “The Changing Face of Human Trafficking,” for the 2014 National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Annual Convention on November 7, 2014 in Arizona.  Register here….

Labor Trafficking Panel at Fordham Law School

Fordham Law School’s Law Students Against Trafficking will have a Labor Trafficking Panel on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 12:30 pm to provide “an informative look into labor trafficking – the slavery that produces the goods and provides the services we use.”  Speakers will include:

  • Leah Obias, Damayan Migrant Workers Association
  • Ivy O. Suriyopas, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Suzanne Tomatore, Immigrant Women & Children Project at the City Bar Justice Center

4th Annual NYATN Commemoration of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

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