Injecting a Human Rights Approach into Anti-Trafficking Strategies: How Can We Do Better?


Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 2:00pm to 4:00pm


Online Webinar

About the Seminar
This webinar will explore how a human rights approach can be used to facilitate better access to prevention and protection for victims of human trafficking.

In order to effectively combat human trafficking, an increased emphasis and investment in developing employment, education, public health, and livelihood opportunities for populations vulnerable to human trafficking is essential.

It is critical to address root causes of trafficking through empowerment strategies, particularly targeting young girls and women.

Globally, there are many anti-trafficking activists, policymakers, academics, and non-governmental organizations developing new and effective approaches to prevent, educate, and best serve those most vulnerable to trafficking. By focusing on the human rights of trafficked persons, better strategies will result around allocation of immigration, welfare, employment training, and health benefits to a community.

Ample time will be allocated for audience Q&A. The panel will include:

    • Jacqueline Bhabha, Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School; Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

    • Elizabeth Cafferty, Associate Director, Programs and External Relations, Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Global Health and Human Rights, Massachusetts General Hospital

    • Julie Dahlstrom, Program Manager, Immigration Legal Assistance Program, Lutheran Social Services of New England
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