International Conference on Human Trafficking
BAWSO (Black Association of Women Step Out Ltd) in partnership with Gwent Police, Akidwa and Welsh Women’s Aid are bringing together experts from around the world to an International Conference on Human Trafficking.
Between 500,000 and 800,000 women are trafficked each year in the EU. In 2011, the Metropolitan Police estimated that up to 11,800 women may have been trafficked into England and Wales and there are at least 10,000 slaves in the UK.
Victims of human trafficking are victims of coercion, exploitation, deception, kidnap, false imprisonment and rape. And they are not only adults and teenagers; The UN estimates that some 1.2m children are trafficked across the world each year.
In response to the growing need to raise public awareness and improve support for victims of human trafficking, BAWSO in partnership with Gwent Police, Akidwa and Welsh Women’s Aid are bringing together experts from around the world to an International Conference on Human Trafficking.
The conference is supported by the Welsh Assembly Government and will be opened by Carl Sargeant AM, Minister for Social Justice & Local Government. It will be chaired by Carmel Napier, Chief Constable, Gwent Police and Domestic Violence Lead, ACPO
It will integrate European knowledge and provide a platform to bring together case studies and best practices with important contributions from EU policymakers, international organizations and NGOs from across Europe. It will also facilitate policy discussion and explore comprehensive and integrated solutions to fighting the ‘hidden’ crime of human trafficking.
£60 per delegate (1 place)
£50 per delegate (2 + places)
Petya Nestorova – Secretariat of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings
Sheila Taylor – Chair of National Working Group for Sexually Exploited Children and Young people
Christine Beddoe – CEO ECPAT UK
Ann Hamilton – Trafficking Foundation
Klara Skrivankova – Anti Trafficking Monitoring Group
Liz Hales – Research Associate, Cambridge University
Grace Osakue – Coordinator, Girls' Power Initiative (GPI), Edo State, Nigeria
For further information please contact:
T: 0845 658 1221