EVENT: DC-American University

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Subject: EVENT: DC-American University
From: Jyothi Kanics (jkanics@igc.apc.org)
Date: Mon Mar 01 1999 - 14:01:35 EST


THE TRANSNATIONAL CRIME AND CORRUPTION CENTER
                      AT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
                                  AND
THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION
                                PRESENT

              EXPLOITATION AND EXPORT OF WOMEN
                     FROM RUSSIA: SCALE AND SCOPE

Since the collapse of the USSR, Russia has experienced the breakdown of
numerous social, political and economic institutions, leading to
financial uncertainty and poverty for many Russian citizens. These
financial hardships have coincided with a rise in the trafficking of
Russian women abroad for the purposes of sexual exploitation.

According to Russian legislators, some 6.5 million Russian women are now
unemployed. These large numbers of unemployed women are especially
vulnerable to deception for the purposes of forced labor and sexual
exploitation.

Please join the Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) and
the International Organization for Migration (IOM) from 4-6pm on
Tuesday, March 9 at American University's McDowell Formal Lounge to
explore this issue.

We will be co-hosting a panel discussion of twelve leading Russian
experts on trafficking and exploitation of women. Our panelists, who
represent an array of disciplines and come from diverse regions across
the Russian Federation, will discuss the nature and scope of the
problem.

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.
Please RSVP to Karen Saunders, Program Assistant at TraCCC, by telephone
at 202-885-2657 or by e-mail at saunder@american.edu.


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