Conference Report: "The Trafficking of NIS Women Abroad"
The Social Cost


An International Conference in Moscow
3-5 November 1997

"The Trafficking of NIS Women Abroad" was the first international conference held in Russia on trafficking of women from NIS countries. Over 100 participants from around the world attended the meeting in from November 3-5, 1997 including representatives of the Russian government, non-governmental organizations throughout the NIS, Europe and Asia, the United Nations, the European Commission, the U.S. Department of State, international foundations, and national and international media.

"The Trafficking of NIS Women Abroad" was co-sponsored by the Global Survival Network (Washington, D.C.), the International League for Human Rights (New York), and Syostri Centre (Moscow), with technical support provided by the Andrei Sakharov Foundation (Moscow).

Funding for the conference was provided by the Open Society Institute (New York and Moscow) and by the Forced Migration Project of the Open Society Institute.

The conference report, available in Russian and English, includes: the conference schedule, prepared speeches and presentation summaries, concluding recommendations, contact information for participants, a summary of follow-up work and future planning for the regional initiative on trafficking sponsored by the Open Society Institute's Network Women's Program in partnership with the Global Survival Network.

To order a hard copy of the conference report (70 pages bound), please send a check for $10 per copy (includes shipping and handling) to:

Global Survival Network
P.O. Box 73214
Washington DC 20009
202-387-0032 (tel)
202-387-0032 (fax)

Please specify whether you would like an English or Russian version of the report.

To request a free electronic version of the report please email:

Electronic versions are also available in English and in Russian.

Last updated:    May 1998

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