Human Trafficking in Asia
It has been reported that human trafficking today is among the fastest growing criminal industries in the world. According to the US Department of State's Trafficking in Persons Report: 2007, an estimated 800,000 men, women, and children are trafficked across international borders every year, generating billions of dollars for the human trafficking industry. Many countries in Asia are both the primary sources and destinations for the victims of trafficking.
Please join Nandita Baruah, Chief of Party of The Asia Foundation's Counter Trafficking in Persons program in Cambodia; Jean D'Cunha, UNIFEM Adviser on Global Migration; Alyse Nelson, President of Vital Voices; and Mark Taylor, Senior Coordinator for Reports and Political Affairs, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, US Department of State, to discuss current challenges to combating human trafficking, as well as promising approaches to protect and support victims, bring traffickers to justice, and prevent trafficking in local communities across Asia.
Policy programs at the Asia Society are generously supported by the Nicholas Platt Endowment for Public Policy.
6:00 pm: Registration
6:30 ' 8:00 pm: Program and reception
Co-presented by The Asia Foundation
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