CRIMES OF THE 21st CENTURY: Organ Trafficking,
Global Health and Security
You are kindly invited
to Global Bioethics Initiative (http://humanistbioethics.org/)'s event on Feb 14th, 2013, co-sponsored by the UN Mission of the Republic of Serbia.
Organ trafficking has long been specifically included in the UN's definition of human trafficking. While not as pervasive as sex and labor trafficking, It is both real and widespread.
Left: "Bodies Exhibition", NYC (body by China).
For background on this subject please visit the website page of Fight Slavery Now! that details this grim trade: Organ Removal (http://fightslaverynow.org/why-fight-there-are-27-million-reasons/otherformsoftrafficking/organ-removal/)
As with most trafficking, there is a strong socio-economic component to this crime. Most vulnerable are the poor and especially poor women who are disproportionally victimized. The medical journal Lancet reported:
“…the circulation of kidneys followed established routes of capital from South to North, from East to West, from poorer to more affluent bodies, from black and brown bodies to white ones and from female to male or from poor, low status men to more affluent men. Women are rarely the recipients of purchased organs anywhere in the world.” (Scheper-Hughes,Vol. 361, 10 May 2003)
Come hear a sterling panel of experts discuss this subject and learn how you can act to help end this profound human rights abuse...
Includes Cocktail Reception
Enjoy wine, food and music
at the nearby Turkish Center
8:30 - 10:00 pm
Music by Canta Libra
821 United Nations Plaza
(at 46th Street and 1st Avenue)
Tickets: Reserve by making a donation to Global Bioethics Initiative which is making this event possible...
General Public... $45.00
RSVP by February 1, 2013
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