The Social and Legal Challenges that Fuel Trafficking in Women and Children

On Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 1:15 – 2:45 PM

C-Fam Statement

How can children be protected from online predators?  How do predators evade law enforcement?  What laws are needed to make sure traffickers do not use the internet to lure vulnerable women and children and profit from their trafficking?  What indicators can help health providers detect victims of sex trafficking? 

These are just some of the urgent questions that families and policy makers are facing across the globe.  This event will bring together policy makers and civil society to discuss and answer these questions with best practices, lessons learned, and recent success stories.


H.E. Mr. Yuri Ambrazevich, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus 

H.E. Mr. Antonio M. Lagdameo, Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations

Stefano Gennarini, J.D., Vice President for the Center of Legal Studies, C-Fam


Delphine Schantz, Director of UNODC New York Office 

“Putting an end to sexual violence, human trafficking, and youth crime”
Brook Bello Ph.D., Author, US Patent holder in mental health tech, former victim to champion and the founding CEO of More Too Life. Her memoir “Shame Undone” to be released in 2023

“The Legal challenges that fuel the sexual exploitation of women and girls ”
Eleanor Kennelly Gaetan, Ph.D., Vice President & Director of Public Policy, National Center on Sexual Exploitation

“What I’ve learned from ten years working with women in the sex industry around the world”
Helen Taylor, Vice President of Impact, Exodus Cry

“Addressing the health impact to survivors and assisting with healing and harbor”
Marion Kendall, M.Ed., MSW, Executive Director, Lifeway Network

Permanent Mission of Belarus to the United Nations

Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the United Nations 

Government officials and representatives of UN Member States, including Members of the Group of Friends United Against Trafficking in Persons, representatives of international organizations, academia, and civil society

Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam)
Exodus Cry
Campaign Life Coalition