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One World Week Forum Event: The Trade of Tears: Human Trafficking in the 21st Century

Human trafficking is not only illegal but ultimately a violation of human rights. Most frequently women are exploited by those who claim to have the power to offer them a better life. These women are forced to leave their families and homes often to live a life of prostitution or forced marriage.

Speakers for this talk include:

  • Ms. Melissa Kwee, President, UNIFEM Singapore
  • Professor Sakena Lida Yacoobi, President & Executive Director, Afghan Institute of Learning
  • Ms. Emine Erk, Chairperson, Turkish Cypriot Human Rights Foundation
  • Ms. Theresa Loar, Board of Directors, Tahirih Justice Centre
  • Mr. Alan Phillips, Former Director, Minority Rights Group International

Date: Saturday 14 January 2006
Time: 13:00
Venue: Ramphal Lecture Theatre