Please note: the event location has changed from Dupont Circle to Penn Quarter. This is metro accessible (green/yellow lines: National Archives, blue/orange/silver lines: Federal Triangle, red line: Gallery Place/Chinatown)
Join us for a discussion on human trafficking with Colin Lawrence, Program Assistant at the Foreign Service Institute for GAPSI.
Specifically, our speaker will address:
1. the challenges of implementing a comprehensive strategy to combat human trafficking
2. how this is impacted on a state, federal and international level
3. the different elements included in the human trafficking discussion (i.e. forced labor and indentured servitude, sexual slavery and prostitution) and how they impact anti-trafficking efforts
Colin Lawrence is an MA graduate in International Human Rights with a concentration on Human Trafficking. While working for the Human Trafficking Center in Denver, CO, his research focused on criminal syndicates and their human trafficking operations in the Asia-Pacific. He has spent time in the Philippines working directly with anti-trafficking organizations to ratify ILO convention 189 for domestic workers rights, and continues to collaborate with domestic and international anti-trafficking organizations.
For more info on Amnesty's stance on trafficking, see here.
Resources for preparation:
1. The Polaris Project's Human Trafficking Cheat Sheet
2. The UN's Human Trafficking: An Overview
3. USAID's Counter-Trafficking in Persons Policy
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