Human trafficking is a crime that proves difficult to prosecute. However, most citizens are unaware of the magnitude of human rights abuses occurring in their own communities. The United Nations estimates that up to 4 million women and children are trafficked around the world for different forms of exploitation each year. Nearly every country is involved in the web of trafficking activities, either as a country of origin, destination, or transit, including the United States.
What are the conditions that give rise to human trafficking? What can be done in the international community to combat human trafficking, particularly concerning women and girls? What strategies exist to deal with this problem locally? Join us for a moderated panel discussion and reception on this pressing topic.
This event is free of charge thanks to the generosity of The Eden Hall Foundation.
Panel moderated by Deborah Acklin, President and CEO, WQED Multimedia