Area Utenfor Huset
Organizer ISFiT
Date 13. February 2019
Time 18:00 - 20:00
Ticket Free entrance
Age limit 18 years

ISFiT: Modern Slavery // Dokkhuset

Why is human trafficking the fastest growing criminal industry in the world, and how does it affect human lives around the world?

The illegal trade and exploitation of people is a serious crime, and a grave violation of human rights. Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers. Almost every country in the world is affected by trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or as a destination for victims. How can we look beyond statistics and give victims the opportunity to fight their way back from exploitation?

In this plenary session, we have invited academic expert Anette Brunovskis to talk about research addressing issues related to migration and the illegal trade and exploitation of people. Also joining us is the organization A21, which strives to abolish slavery everywhere through global programs and initiatives. To give an insight in the life of a victim of human trafficking, Shandra Woworuntu will tell us her life story bounded by the hands of others as well as her fight to rebuild her identity. Police officer Tore Jørgen Fjær will discuss the challenges that law enforcement officials may face in their effort to detect and investigate trafficking. Lastly, we also have the pleasure to announce professor, Olga Lehmann as the moderator of this event.

With the term “modern slavery”, this plenary session will address why human trafficking is highly relevant today as the fastest growing criminal industry in the world, and how this cruelty affects every one of us in our daily lives.

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