Ending human trafficking is now a priority for governments worldwide. But despite the proliferation of international and national anti-trafficking laws and policy interventions over the last decade, policymakers continue to debate what forms of exploitation fall into the category of trafficking.
This event will open with a keynote address from U.S. Ambassador-at-Large on Human Trafficking, Luis CdeBaca, followed by two moderated panel discussions with experts in the trafficking field. The first panel will explore the connection between trafficking and forced labor, and the benefits and drawbacks of addressing trafficking through a labor-migration lens.
The second panel will assess “end demand” campaigns that are primarily focused on abolishing prostitution by criminalizing the consumers of commercial sex, and will explore the evidence available about the effectiveness of end-demand policies on reducing trafficking into the sex sector, as well as their impact on other marginalizedcommunities.
This event is cosponsored by the Women and the Law Program at American University Washington College of Law and the Open Society Foundations.
For more information and to view the complete program agenda, visit the Washington College of Law website.