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Hidden Forms of Human Trafficking: A Critical, Gendered Discussion

December 1, 2011 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

12.3 million people are exploited in conditions of forced labor around the world today.
2.5 million are trafficked within or across borders.
1.4 million are forced into prostitution.
1.1 million are in other forms of economic exploitation.

Join panelists who will address these hidden forms of trafficking for economic exploitation, which include domestic servitude, agricultural work, fishing industries, and forced begging. Let’s learn from their experiences and discuss the gendered, politicized dimensions of this modern day form of human slavery.


  • Ann Jordan, Director of the Program on Forced Labor and Trafficking, American University Washington College of Law
  • Evelyn Chumbow, Survivor and Advocate
  • Chissey Mueller, Project Manager, International Organization for Migration
  • Tiffany Williams, Advocacy Director, Break the Chain Campaign; Institute for Policy Studies

Moderator: Sheherazade Jafari, International Relations Doctoral Student, American University School of International Service.

Light refreshments will be served.

This event brought to you by Dignity for Women Worldwide at AU – local student advocates for women’s global human rights. Co-sponsored by The International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program, and The Ethics Peace and Global Affairs Program.


December 1, 2011
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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