WASHINGTON—The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, today announced the following staff-led panel and movie screening:
“TRAFFICKED: UNTANGLING THE BONDS OF MODERN SLAVERY”
Friday, October 13, 2017
Movie Screening: 2:30 PM
Panel Discussion: 4:00 PM
Rayburn House Office Building
Live Webcast (panel only): www.facebook.com/HelsinkiCommission
Human trafficking remains an entrenched—but not intractable—problem in the United States and around the world. According to the International Labor Organization, 40 million people suffered from human trafficking last year—most of whom were women and girls.
“Trafficked,” the new drama based on Siddharth Kara’s award-winning book, follows the stories of three girls from Nigeria, America, and India as they lose and reclaim their freedom. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion of the root causes of vulnerability to trafficking, the role of the buyer in trafficking, police corruption and accountability, the psychological effects of trafficking on survivors, and the road to recovery.
Panelists will include:
- Siddharth Kara, Producer of “Trafficked,” Director of the Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and also a Visiting Scientist on Forced Labor at the Harvard School of Public Health
- Alex Trouteaud, Ph.D., Director of Policy and Research, Demand Abolition
- Marcia Eugenio, Director, Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor and Human Trafficking at the Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor