The Social and Legal Challenges that Fuel the Trafficking of Women and Children

On Monday, March 9, 2020 at 3:00 – 4:15 PM


 UN conference postponed
due to the corona virus 

Monday, March 9, 2020
3:00 – 4:15 PM
United Nations Headquarters
Conference Room 8 

UN Pass required to attend.
Please RSVP to by March 3, 2020 



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. 



MRS. IRINA VELICHKO, Head of Directorate-General for Multilateral Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus


MODERATOR: SUSAN YOSHIHARA, PH.D., President, American Council on Women, Peace and Security 

“Putting an end to sexual violence, human trafficking, and youth crime”
BROOKE PARKER-BELLO PH.D., Author/Speaker, Actor, Founding executive director, Survivor, More Too Life 

“What I’ve learned from ten years working with women in the sex industry around the world,” HELEN TAYLOR, Director of Outreach and Intervention, Exodus Cry

“Perpetuated sexual exploitation: The necessity of health care providers to take a victim-centered approach”
ABBY JOHNSON, former employee of family planning/abortion clinic. 

“Online exploitation of children and corporate complicity”
HALEY HALVERSON, Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation 


MEMBER STATE CO-SPONSORS: Group of Friends United Against Human Trafficking consisting of Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Libya, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Singapore, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 

CIVIL SOCIETY SPONSORS: Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam), Exodus Cry, Construye, Campaign Life Coalition