Foto: UNHCR/Jason Tanner
Human trafficking – the slavery of our time
Date: Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Time: 13:30-16:30 (Registration from 13:00)
Venue: Sida, Valhallavägen 199, Stockholm
Human trafficking in all forms is a violation of human rights, and more persons than ever around the world become victims of sexual exploitation, forced labour and slavery. The increasing number of migrants, refugees and internally displaced persons has created a devastating human trafficking business.
The 2030 Agenda has several targets on trafficking with focus on children, women and girls. The fight against these serious crimes is of high priority for the Swedish government. But more needs to be done to combat trafficking and development cooperation can have a key role in this.
Welcome to a Development Talks that wants to raise awareness about the need for cooperation to prevent and combat human trafficking, and what can be done to assist victims and end impunity for human traffickers.
Moderator: Susanna Ahlfors, Sida
13:30 Welcome remarks
Marie Ottosson, Deputy Director-General, Sida
13:40 Sweden’s approach against human trafficking
Per-Anders Sunesson, Ambassador at Large for Combating Trafficking in Persons, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
13:55 Human trafficking - an overview
Ilias Chatzis, Chief Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section at Organized Crime Branch, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
14:15 The story of sexual exploitation
Mickey Meji, Kwanele Survivor Movement (South Africa)
Grégoire Théry, The Coalition for the Abolition of Prostitution (CAP) International.
14:45 COFFEE BREAK
15:10 USAID and its work against human trafficking
Veronica Zeitlin, Senior Counter-Trafficking and Gender Advisor, USAID
15:30 Panel discussion: How can we combat human trafficking
Petra Andorff, Acting Secretary General, Kvinna till Kvinna
Elisabeth Dahlin, Secretary General, Save the Children
Oscar Ernerot, International Secretary, The Swedish Trade Union Confederation
Cecilia Nilsson Kleffner, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Diakonia
Kristof Tamas, Director, Migration Studies Delegation
16:10 Questions from audience