On behalf of Black Professionals in International Affairs and Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security, we invite you to our Think and Drink on:
Human Trafficking: Domestic Impacts and Implications
Each year, millions of persons are trafficked both domestically and internationally. Trafficking in persons, a $150 billion industry, is estimated to be one of the fastest growing enterprises of the 21st century. This crime comes at an incalculable human cost and represents one of the most shameful facet of the modern world. Unfortunately, the majority of victims of human trafficking are women and children, the most marginalized segments of society. Weak legal landscapes of many countries, compounded by factors such as gender discrimination, family violence, and a lack of access to education and economic opportunity, provide traffickers with ample opportunities to exploit victims. At the same time, globalization and technological advancements have resulted in a an increasing number of men being trafficked.
This panel will feature distinguished experts on human trafficking, with a wide range of perspectives. Both the contours of the problem and proposed solutions will be discussed.
Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Founder and Executive Director, WCAPS
Ambassador Steven McGann; Our Secure Future
Kara Hernandez, Strategic Consultant and Chair, WCAPS Working Group on Illicit Trafficking
Dawnesha Coffin, Fair for Girls
Complimentary dinner, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Please bring ID.
Please join us for a night of interesting conversation and libations!