Brandeis Syposium: STOP TRAFFICKING!

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Subject: Brandeis Syposium: STOP TRAFFICKING!
From: Jyothi Kanics (jkanics@igc.apc.org)
Date: Wed Mar 24 1999 - 12:58:04 EST


You are invited to the 6th Annual Tillie K. Lubin Symposium:

STOP TRAFFICKING! End the Global Epidemic of Forced Prostition of Women

Sunday, April 11, 1999, 1pm-6pm
The Olin-Sang Auditorium
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA

International trafficking in women and children for forced prostitution is
growing exponentially. Trafficking, defined as recruitment or
transportation within or across national borders for work or services, is
generally accompanied by coercion through a variety of means including debt
bondage, blackmail, and threat of physical or sexual violence. Women and
children are being imported and exported in increasing numbers to locations
Worldwide.

*The United Nations estimates that 4 million people are trafficked each
year, resulting in $7 billion in profits to criminal groups.

*Many countries have weak, unenforced or no laws against trafficking in
human beings,
often making it less risky and more profitable to criminal groups than drug
or arms trafficking.

*With increased economic globalization, trafficking in women from poor to
wealthier countries appears to be on the rise. Trafficking networks may
recruit and transport women legally or illegally for slavery-like work,
including forced prostitution, sweatshop labor, and exploitative domestic
servitude.

Please join us for an afternoon of education and awareness about this issue!

This event is free and open to the public. Light food and refreshments will
be served.

The 6th Annual Tillie K. Lubin is sponsored by The Brandeis University
Women's Studies Program, The Gender Task Force of the Sustainable
International Developpment Program, The Lubin Foundation, and The Burma
Project and The Network Womens Program of the Soros Foundations.

For more information, please call Heather Feldman at (781) 736-3046.
R.S.V.P. is optional, but appreciated.

For directions to campus, please call (781) 736-4660.

Please see our web site at <www.brandeis.edu/wmns/eventspr.html>

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The symposium schedule is as follows:

12:30-1:00 Greetings and Reception

1:00-1:10 Welcome: Shulamit Reinharz, Director, Brandeis Women's Studies
Program

1:10-1:30 Introductory Remarks: Bonna Haberman, Lecturer in Near Eastern
and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University

1:30-2:15 Screening of *Sacrifice,* a documentary that examines the social,
cultural, and economic forces at work in the trafficking of Burmese girls
into prostitution. It is the story of the valuation and sale of human
beings, and the efforts of teenage girls to survive a crisis born of
economic and political repression.

2:15-2:45 Discussion with Ellen Bruno, Director and Producer and Hseng
Noung Lintner, Burmese Trafficking Activist

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-3:45 Screening of *Bought and Sold,* an investigative documentary
about the international trade in
women, and includes new material from Global Survival Network's two-year
undercover investigation into the traffic in women for prostitution out of
Russia, including undercover footage of meetings with the Russian mafiya
about trafficking operations into the United States.

3:45-4:15 Discussion with Jyothi Kanics of the Global Survival Network and
Oksana Horbunova Vice President, La Strada Ukraine

4:15-4:30 Break

4:30-5:00 Presentation with slides by Laura Lederer on her work at The
Protection Project, The Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard
University (I left room for audience questions afterwards.)

5:00-6:00 Panel Discussion: Taking Action
Nina Kammerer, Resident Scholar in Women's Studies, Panel Moderator

Oksana Horbunova, La Strada Ukraine
Jyothi Kanics, Global Survival Network
Sheila Decter, Director, American Jewish Congress, New England Chapter

Brandeis University Women's Studies Program
MS #082
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA 02454-9110
(781) 736-3042
<2wstudies@brandeis.edu>


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