Program

Human Trafficking: What's our community response?

[Speaker] Sidun, Nancy M:1
1:Independent Practice (United States of America)

The trafficking of humans for labor and sexual exploitation is one of the most serious human rights violations in modern times. After drug dealing, human trafficking, our modern day slavery, is the second largest criminal industry in the world and is growing rapidly. This presentation will focus on the prevalence of trafficking globally, and especially on the trafficking of women and girls, those most frequently trafficked. Key risk and vulnerability factors on the individual, national, and psychological level will be explored. Forms of recruitment and mental and physical health consequences of being trafficked will be addressed. Trafficking in its varying manifestations is driven by social, cultural, political, and economic factors. This presentation will offer insights into the conditions that create and maintain modern day slavery and what our community response needs to be.
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