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CSW60 - Human Trafficking as a Form of Violence Against Girls and Women

Thursday, 17 March 2016 -
11:30am to 12:45pm


As part of the sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women, the Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) is partnering with Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF), Peace Islands Institute (PII), and Arigatou International to co-host a panel discussion entitled “Human Trafficking as a Form of Violence Against Girls and Women”. The event will be held Thursday, 17 March from 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. in the General Assembly Building, Ex-Press Bar. A UN pass or ticket is required to attend.

Ms. Atefeh Riazi, Assistant Secretary-General and Chief Information Technology Officer will deliver the keynote address.  Mr. Huseyin Hurmali, Vice-President, JWF, and H.E. Camara Sanaba-Kaba, Minister of Social Action & Promotion of Women and Children, Guinea will deliver the opening and closing remarks, respectively.

Moderated by Ms. Semiha Topal, Professor of Sociology at Fatih University (Istanbul), the panel discussion will serve as a platform to exchange information and best practices on anti-trafficking focusing on children, women and girls. The panel will consist of H.E. Emmanuel L. Caparas, Secretary of Justice, Philippines; Dr. Swadesh Rana, Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute; Ms. Rebeca Rios-Kohn, Director, Arigatou International; and Ms. Jayne Bigelsen, Co-Director, Anti-Human Trafficking, Covenant House. A Q&A session will follow.

To receive a ticket, please RSVP to rsvp@peaceislands.org.

For more information, please contact Cemre Ulker, UN Representative, JWF, at c.ulker@jwf.org.