INTERNATIONAL WEBINARS ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING 

IN THE LIGHT OF THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF “LAUDATO SI” 

AND OF “FRATELLI TUTTI” ENCYCLICALS

Networking of international experts in the fight against human trafficking to promote common understanding and research of this scourge
Anthropological research to rebuild the “Common House” and give hope

Our webinars are presented below by topics
Click on the topic to open the list of webinars dedicated to that topic. We develop each theme from one webinar to the next in order to provide a deeper understanding of each topic. Then click on the webinar of your choice to access its detailed program, video and transcripts
The videos and transcripts are translated into 7 languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese) to promote the widest possible diffusion
You will find a list of all our on-demand webinar in the chronological order at the end of the list of topics

 

CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF OUR ON-DEMAND WEBINARS

20 OCTOBER 2020 — THE ROLE OF RELIGIOUS ORDERS IN FIGHTING HUMAN TRAFFICKING — Video

 

27 OCTOBER 2020 — RELIGIOUS WORKING IN INTERNATIONAL ADVOCACY AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING — Video

 

01 DECEMBER 2020 — HEALTH IMPACT OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING: TRAUMA

 

08 DECEMBER 2020 — HEALTH IMPACT OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING: HEALING

 

16 FEBRUARY 2021 — WHERE ARE WE NOW? — INTERNATIONAL PROSECUTION OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

 

23 FEBRUARY 2021 — WHAT CAN BE DONE? — INTERNATIONAL PROSECUTION OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

 

2 MARCH 2021 — BEST PRACTICES? — INTERNATIONAL PROSECUTION OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

 

13 APRIL 2021 — DEMAND AS ROOT CAUSE FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING — SEX TRAFFICKING & PROSTITUTION

20 APRIL 2021 — DEMAND AS ROOT CAUSE FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING — FORCED LABOR — THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPLY CHAIN CONTROL AND THE ROLE OF CONSUMER

5 MAY 2021 — ROOT CAUSES FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING — THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY

 

11 MAI 2021 — ASPECTS JURIDIQUES DE LA TRAITE DES ÊTRES HUMAINS

18 MAI 2021 — ASSISTANCE HUMANITAIRE ET SOCIALE DES VICTIMES DE LA TRAITE DES ÊTRES HUMAINS

 

22 JUNE 2021 — MODERN SLAVERY AND DECENT WORK

 

12 OCTOBER 2021 — LEGAL APPROACHES TO REDUCING THE DEMAND BEHIND HUMAN TRAFFICKING 

 

16 NOVEMBER 2021 — MIGRATION AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING 

 

8 DECEMBER 2021 — RELIGION AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING 

 

8 FEBRUARY 2022 — SEXUAL SLAVERY — TESTIMONY AND DEFENDING VICTIMS — MIDDLE EASTERN AND NIGERIAN WOMEN ENSLAVED

 

8 MARCH 2022 — WOMEN AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING

14 JUNE 2022 — DEMAND FOR HT: WE ARE ALL RESPONSIBLE FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING AS CONSUMERS OF FORCED LABOR AND SEXUAL SLAVERY. HOW CAN WE END THIS CYCLE ?

 

28 JUNE 2022 — JUSTICE & HT: THE GAP BETWEEN THE LAW AND ITS IMPLEMENTATION IN PRACTICE

 

20 SEPTEMBER 2022 — COUNTERING THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY TO RECRUIT AND CONTROL VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING, ESPECIALLY RELATED TO THE SEX TRAFFICKING OF CHILDREN AND WOMEN

 

6 OCTOBER 2022 — HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND LAUDATO SI’:
TOWARDS A NEW PARADIGM TO ENSURE THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN DIGNITY,
TO PREVENT AND ERADICATE HUMAN TRAFFICKING

 

7 NOVEMBER 2022 — HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND MIGRATION: CURRENT ASSESSMENT OF THE PERILOUS JOURNEY IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA

 

29 NOVEMBER 2022 — FORCED LABOR AND TRANSPARENCY OF SUPPLY CHAINS: TOWARDS PRESCRIPTIVE OR LEGAL MANDATORY APPROACHES?

 

6 DECEMBER 2022 — FAITH AND FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING: TESTIMONIES OF SISTERS WORKING FOR THE REHABILITATION OF VICTIMS

 

7 MARCH 2023 — ANTHROPOLOGY — FABRICE HADJADJ — VIRTUAL AND REAL WORLDS: HOW TO INHABIT THE DEVASTATED EARTH?

 

14 MARCH 2023 — FROM MOTIVATION TO VOCATION: BRIAN ISELIN’S JOURNEY AGAINST SLAVERY

 

27 MARCH 2023 — SIDE EVENT AT UNITED NATIONS GENEVA — HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN ARMED CONFLICTS AND POST-CONFLICT SITUATIONS

 

25 APRIL 2023 — THE NEEDS AND STORIES OF MALE SURVIVORS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE, EXPLOITATION AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

 

27 JUNE 2023 — MALE SURVIVORS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: PRESENTATION OF ENA LUCIA MARIACA PACHECO’S RESEARCH

 

 

4 JULY 2023 — SIDE EVENT AT UNITED NATIONS GENEVA — NON-PUNISHMENT OF VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING:
ENHANCING PROTECTION OF VICTIMS

12 SEPTEMBER 2023 — BEST PRACTICES IN HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION, HEALING, COLLABORATION, AND PROGRAMMES FOR MEN & BOYS

20 SEPTEMBER 2023 — SIDE EVENT AT UNITED NATIONS GENEVA — RAISING AWARENESS ON CONTEMPORARY SLAVERY

 

12 OCTOBER 2023 — LES SOINS DES TROUBLES DU STRESS POST-TRAUMATIQUE POUR LES VICTIMES DE LA TRAITE DES ÊTRES HUMAINS — PTSD CARE FOR HT VICTIMS

 

30 NOVEMBER 2023 — HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND HUMAN RIGHTS

5 DECEMBER 2023 — CHALLENGES AND BEST PRACTICES IN HUMAN TRAFFICKING POLICY, LEGISLATION, INVESTIGATION, AND VICTIM SUPPORT SERVICES FOR MALE VICTIMS

11 DECEMBER 2023 — SIDE EVENT AT UNITED NATIONS GENEVA — REFUGEE PROTECTION AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING: AN IMPORTANT ISSUE FOR THE GLOBAL REFUGEE FORUM 2023

11 JANUARY 2024 — SIDE EVENT AT UN NEW YORK HEADQUARTERS — HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTATIVE STRATEGIES AND CARE OF VICTIMS

 

16 MAY 2024 — THE ESSENTIAL ACTION OF WOMEN RELIGIOUS CONGREGATIONS IN CARING FOR VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND THE URGENT NEED TO SUPPORT THEM

 

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Speakers

Watch  good practices leaders for victims of human trafficking

The Ad Laudato Si Forum  brings together international ethical’s top academics, politicians, business, youth, and civil society leaders to engage in addressing the most pressing issues linked to the future of our common world.

 

Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey

Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to mon­i­tor and com­bat human trafficking.

San­dra Norak

Sur­vivor of the “Lover Boy” Method to Traf­fick Women into Pros­ti­tu­tion. Norak ist Mit­glied von Sis­ters e.V.

Bri­an Iselin

for­mer Aus­tralian sol­dier and fed­er­al agent, human right activist against mod­ern slav­ery, Founder of Slave Free Trade and Iselin Human Rights, 30 years of inter­na­tion­al expe­ri­ence on all the var­i­ous fronts of human trafficking.

Inge Bell

Ger­man human rights activist, entre­pre­neur and sec­ond chair­per­son of the women’s rights orga­ni­za­tion Terre des Femmes and the Bavar­i­an branch of the aid orga­ni­za­tion Solwodi.

Sr. Lea Ackermann

Founder of SOLWODI, an inter­na­tion­al asso­ci­a­tion that helps women in emer­gency situations.

John Antho­ny McCarthy

Chair of the Catholic Arch­dio­cese of Syd­ney Anti-Slav­ery Task­force Exec­u­tive Team, Aus­tralian Ambas­sador to the Holy See from 2012 to 2016, QC, Queens Coun­sel at the NSW Bar and a bar­ris­ter in Sydney.

Cristi­na Duranti

Direc­tor of GSIF Good Shep­herd Inter­na­tion­al Foun­da­tion which won the Thom­son Reuters Foun­da­tion Stop Slav­ery Award for their work fight­ing the exploita­tion of chil­dren forced to work in mines in DR Congo.

Don For­tu­na­to Di Noto

Catholic Sicil­ian priest (Avola – 1963), Pres­i­dent of Meter Asso­ci­a­tion. In the dark and insid­i­ous part of the web he is engaged in the fight against the crime of pedophil­ia and child pornog­ra­phy. Mem­ber of the tech­ni­cal table of the Nation­al Obser­va­to­ry against pedophil­ia and online child pornog­ra­phy of the Ital­ian Pres­i­den­cy of the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters. Mem­ber of the inter-insti­tu­tion­al tech­ni­cal Group for the Fight against Pedophil­ia and Child Pornog­ra­phy of the Sici­ly Region. Mem­ber of the Sci­en­tif­ic Com­mit­tee of the Ital­ian Postal and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Police. 

Shawn Kohl

Direc­tor for Cen­tral and East­ern Europe for Inter­na­tion­al Jus­tice Mis­sion, a human rights agency that secures jus­tice for vic­tims of slav­ery, sex­u­al exploita­tion and oth­er forms of vio­lent oppres­sion. IJM lawyers, inves­ti­ga­tors and after­care pro­fes­sion­als work with local gov­ern­ments to ensure vic­tim res­cue, to pros­e­cute per­pe­tra­tors and to strength­en the com­mu­ni­ty and civic fac­tors that pro­mote func­tion­ing pub­lic jus­tice systems.

Sr. Mir­jam Beike

Sis­ter of Our Lady of Char­i­ty of the Good Shep­herd, mem­ber from 2022 of the con­gre­ga­tion­al Chap­ter of the Order in Rome as Apos­tolic Coun­cilor for Ger­many & Alba­nia. Rep­re­sen­ta­tive at the UN in Gene­va for the Sis­ters of Our Lady of Char­i­ty of the Good Shep­herd. She worked 30 years with sur­vivors of traf­fick­ing in Ger­many and Alba­nia. She is a workig board mem­ber of RENATE and of the Alliance of NGOs on Crime Pre­ven­tion and Crim­i­nal Justice.

Mgr. Robert Vitillo

Sec­re­tary-Gen­er­al of the ICMC (Inter­na­tion­al Catholic Migra­tion Commission).

Msgr. Marce­lo Sánchez Sorondo

Argen­tine Catholic bish­op, Chan­cel­lor of the Pon­tif­i­cal Acad­e­my of Sci­ences and the Pon­tif­i­cal Acad­e­my of Social Sciences.

Sr. Imel­da Poole

Pres­i­dent of RENATE Net­work, Reli­gious in Europe Net­work­ing Against Traf­fick­ing and Exploita­tion. Sr. Imel­da Poole IBVM (Lore­to) is a mem­ber of the Eng­lish Province, who has been on mis­sion in Alba­nia for the last eleven years. Reli­gious in Europe Net­work­ing Against Traf­fick­ing and Exploita­tion (RENATE) is a Euro­pean net­work of reli­gious and co-work­ers who work in all fields against traf­fick­ing in 31 coun­tries of Europe. 

Ricar­do Fraccari

Pres­i­dent, World Base­ball Soft­ball Fed­er­a­tion. Frac­cari began his career as a sports exec­u­tive with the Ital­ian Base­ball and Soft­ball Fed­er­a­tion in 1985, serv­ing as its pres­i­dent from 2001 to 2016. Gold Star of Sport­ing Mer­it, award­ed by the Pres­i­dent of the Ital­ian Olympic Committee.

Iri­na Kaja

Coor­di­na­tor / Psy­chol­o­gist at MWL Advice & Ser­vice Cen­ter of Tirana ASC (Alba­nia).

Mar­i­ana Meshi

Exec­u­tive direc­tor of the orga­ni­za­tion Dif­fer­ent & Equal, that pro­vides sus­tain­able and com­pre­hen­sive ser­vices for the rein­te­gra­tion of vic­tims of traf­fick­ing. 20 years of expe­ri­ence in address­ing issues of traf­fick­ing and exploita­tion and Ht train­er in Alba­nia. Main con­tri­bu­tion to sev­er­al ini­tia­tives in Alba­nia in the field of anti-traf­fick­ing such as, aware­ness activ­i­ties, train­ing, pol­i­cy­mak­ing, research, and stan­dards of care for vic­tims of trafficking.

Sr. Winifred Doherty

Rep­re­sen­ta­tive at the UN in NY for the Sis­ters of Our Lady of Char­i­ty of the Good Shep­herd. Sis­ter Winifred Doher­ty spent 16 years in Ethiopia, empow­er­ing girls and women through edu­ca­tion, eco­nom­ic activ­i­ties and com­mu­ni­ty devel­op­ment pro­grams, pro­vid­ing alter­na­tives to pros­ti­tu­tion and less­en­ing vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty to being trafficked.

Dr. Elis­a­beth Saenz, M.D.

UNODC, Project coor­di­na­tor, Liai­son Offi­cer WHO Geneva.

Bri­an Bond

Direc­tor of Edmund Rice Inter­na­tion­al, com­mit­ted to work­ing for chil­dren and young peo­ple who are mar­gin­alised because of pover­ty, lack of access to edu­ca­tion, legal sta­tus, envi­ron­men­tal degra­da­tion, or involve­ment in armed conflict.

Luke de Pulford

Direc­tor and Co-Founder ARISE Foun­da­tion, NGO pre­vent­ing slav­ery in source com­mu­ni­ties by devel­op­ing and sup­port­ing front­line groups and net­works. Much of his pro­fes­sion­al life has focussed on the UK Par­lia­ment, where he is well known for his work in defence of human dignity.

Father Mark Odion

African Project Coor­di­na­tor of the Catholic Bish­ops’ Con­fer­ence of Eng­land and Wales and Mem­ber of the UK San­ta Mar­ta Group. He will speak about his aware­ness cam­paign in the UK.

Sr. Maria Luisa Puglisi

Respon­si­ble of a Shel­ter for vic­tims of human traf­fick­ing in Valen­cia (Spain). She is the rep­re­sen­ta­tive in Europe of the Tal­itha Kum Foun­da­tion and a Mem­ber of the RENATE core group.

Ornela Hinaj

Psy­chol­o­gist at “Dif­fer­ent and Equal”, Art Ther­a­py Treat­ment tech­nique, coun­sel­ing and treat­ment of trauma/postrauma , of sex­u­al abuse, domes­tic vio­lence, inpris­on­ers and treat­ment for drogs addic­tions. Grad­u­at­ed for Clin­ic Psychology.

Nico­las Le Coz

Lieu­tenant-Colonel of the Nation­al Gen­darmerie and sec­ond-in-com­mand of the Cen­tral Office for the Fight against Crimes against Human­i­ty and Hate Crimes (OCLCH). Expert of the Coun­cil of Europe for the Project of Sup­port to Inde­pen­dent Bod­ies in Tunisia” (PAII‑T) and the Pro­gram “Ensur­ing the Sus­tain­abil­i­ty of Demo­c­ra­t­ic Gov­er­nance and Human Rights in the South­ern Mediter­ranean” (South III Pro­gram), Nico­las Le Coz was a mem­ber (2008–2016) and pres­i­dent (2011–2016) of the Group of Experts of the Coun­cil of Europe on the fight against traf­fick­ing in human beings (GRETA).

Geneviève Colas

Coor­di­na­tor of the Col­lec­tive “Togeth­er against human traf­fick­ing”, gath­er­ing 28 asso­ci­a­tions for Sec­ours Catholique-Car­i­tas France.
Mem­ber of the CNCDH, Nation­al Con­sul­ta­tive Com­mis­sion on Human Rights (France). Ad hoc admin­is­tra­tor at the juve­nile court of Nan­terre in France (to defend the inter­ests of minor victims).
Mem­ber of the coor­di­na­tion group of the glob­al net­work Coat­net (Chris­tians against human traf­fick­ing). Mem­ber of the Civ­il Soci­ety Plat­form cre­at­ed by the Euro­pean Commission.

Cécile Riou-Batista

Deputy Sec­re­tary Gen­er­al of the Nation­al Con­sul­ta­tive Com­mis­sion on Human Rights (CNCDH). A grad­u­ate of Sci­ences Po, Cécile Riou-Batista spe­cial­ized in polit­i­cal soci­ol­o­gy and began her career as a research assis­tant at Cevipof. She joined the CNCDH in 2006, first as a project man­ag­er for “racism and dis­crim­i­na­tion”, and then as a project man­ag­er for the AFCNDH and the IFDL (for­mer­ly CEDRA). She then became advi­sor on “social issues, ethics and human rights edu­ca­tion” and coor­di­na­tor of the “fight against human traf­fick­ing”. She has been Deputy Sec­re­tary Gen­er­al of the CNCDH since Octo­ber 2016.

Andrea March­esani

Spe­cial Advis­er of the Order of Mal­ta, Mem­ber of the Migrants & Refugees Sec­tion and Inte­gral Human Devel­op­ment Dicas­t­ery of the Holy See.

Dr. Gabriele Spina

psy­chol­o­gist, project man­ag­er for the Con­sor­tium Il Nodo in Cata­nia Italy, in charge of youth pro­tec­tion and migrants.

Prof. Marc Chesney

Head of Depart­ment of Bank­ing and Finance and the Cen­ter of Com­pe­tence in Sus­tain­able Finance of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Zürich (Switzer­land), after hav­ing been asso­ciate dean of HEC Paris, author of “The Per­ma­nent Cri­sis: The Finan­cial Oli­garchy and the Fail­ure of Democ­ra­cy”, for many years he has been devel­op­ing a crit­i­cal analy­sis of the finan­cial sec­tor and its con­se­quences on the real econ­o­my and on the hostage-tak­ing of democracies.

Ambas­sador Elis­a­beth Tichy

Chair of the Unit­ed Nations Human Rights Coun­cil since Decem­ber 2019, Per­ma­nent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Aus­tria to the Unit­ed Nations Office at Gene­va since Decem­ber 2017, for­mer Direc­tor Gen­er­al for Legal and Con­sular Affairs at the Fed­er­al Min­istry for Europe, Inte­gra­tion and For­eign Affairs. Ambas­sador Tichy-Fisslberg­er has been the first Aus­tri­an Nation­al Coor­di­na­tor on Com­bat­ting Human Traf­fick­ing as well as Pres­i­dent of the Aus­tri­an Task Force on Com­bat­ting Human Traf­fick­ing since 2009.

Peter Williams

Prin­ci­pal Advi­sor on Mod­ern Slav­ery for Inter­na­tion­al Jus­tice Mis­sion (IJM), lead­ing IJM’s cen­ter of excel­lence in address­ing slav­ery and devel­op­ing glob­al­ly applic­a­ble best prac­tices from IJM’s exten­sive pro­gram­mat­ic expe­ri­ence world­wide. Peter has ten years’ counter-slav­ery expe­ri­ence with IJM in the field, hav­ing led two IJM field offices in com­bat­ting mod­ern slav­ery. Peter has a Ba/LLB(Hons) from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Auck­land, New Zealand and began his career as a Crown Pros­e­cu­tor in Auckland.

Pro­fes­sor Faus­to Pocar

Hon­orary Pres­i­dent, Inter­na­tion­al Insti­tute of Human­i­tar­i­an Law, Pro­fes­sor of Inter­na­tion­al Law at the Law Fac­ul­ty of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Milan. Judge of the Inter­na­tion­al Crim­i­nal Tri­bunal for the for­mer Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, Pres­i­dent of the Tri­bunal from 2005 to 2008. Judge of the Appeals Cham­ber of the Inter­na­tion­al Crim­i­nal Tri­bunal for Rwan­da (ICTR). In 2017, Pocar was appoint­ed Judge ad hoc of the Inter­na­tion­al Court of Jus­tice (ICJ) in the case between Ukraine and the Russ­ian Federation.

Mor­gane Nicot

UNODC Crim­i­nal Jus­tice Offi­cer, Team Leader, Knowl­edge Devel­op­ment / Human Traf­fick­ing & Migrant Smuggling.

Jen­nifer Richardson

Direc­tor of the Provin­cial Anti-Human Traf­fick­ing Coor­di­na­tion Office housed in the Ontario Min­istry of Com­mu­ni­ty and Social Ser­vices (MCSS, estab­lished to over­see and coor­di­nate the imple­men­ta­tion of Ontario’s Strat­e­gy to End Human Traf­fick­ing across gov­ern­ment) — for­mer HT victim.

Theo Hen­drickx

Man­na Foun­da­tion offers psy­choso­cial, pas­toral ther­a­peu­tic assis­tance and advice on an out­pa­tient basis about Lover­boy and vio­lence prob­lems. For­mer policeman.

Ade­la­j­da Alikaj

back­ground in clin­i­cal psy­chol­o­gy, and has worked for 4 years direct­ly with vic­tims of traf­fick­ing in the Orga­ni­za­tion Dif­fer­ent & Equal. She has giv­en con­tri­bu­tion in dif­fer­ent roles in the orga­ni­za­tion, orga­niz­ing Art Ther­a­py Ses­sions, which is a form of psy­chother­a­py that uses art as its pri­ma­ry mode of expres­sion and communication.

Dr. Olivia Smith

Human Traf­fick­ing Spe­cial­ist, present­ly Project Lead, TIP Nation­al Action Plan (Traf­fick­ing In Per­sons Report), Bar­ba­dos, Amer­i­can Bar Asso­ci­a­tion Rule of Law Ini­tia­tive (ABA ROLI).

Olivi­er Peyroux

Soci­ol­o­gist and co-founder of Tra­jec­toires, an asso­ci­a­tion spe­cial­iz­ing in the treat­ment of migrant pop­u­la­tions liv­ing in slums and squats in France.

Claire Potaux Vesy

IOM-Berne’s Deputy Chief of Mis­sion, Coor­di­na­tion Office for Switzer­land and Liechtenstein,

Judge Marc Steiner

from 2007 Judge at the Swiss Fed­er­al Admin­is­tra­tive Court, His research focus­es on the legal impli­ca­tions of the inclu­sion of envi­ron­men­tal and social poli­cies in pub­lic pro­cure­ment prac­tices. He has deliv­ered an exper­tise on Green Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment in Switzer­land (2006) and issued a work­ing paper on how to inte­grate social aspects in pub­lic pro­cure­ment process­es (2009, 4th ver­sion 2017). He is one of four co-authors of the stan­dard ref­er­ence work on the prac­tice of pub­lic pro­cure­ment in Switzer­land (“Prax­is des öffentlichen Beschaf­fungsrechts”, 3rd edi­tion 2013).

Kel­ly RYAN

For­mer Coor­di­na­tor of the inter­gov­ern­men­tal con­sul­ta­tions on migra­tion, asy­lum and refugees (CIG). Vice-Pres­i­dent of Hen­ry Dunant Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege (CUHD).

Stéphane JAQUEMET

ICMC Direc­tor of Pol­i­cy, Head Civ­il Soci­ety Coor­di­nat­ing Office, Glob­al Forum on Migra­tion & Devel­op­ment (GFMD). — Assess­ing the sit­u­a­tion and mak­ing pro­pos­als from the point of view of Civ­il Society.

Father Mussie ZERAI

Eritre­an Roman Catholic priest and refugees’ rights advo­cate. Referred to as “the migrant priest,” “guardian angel of the refugees,” and “refugees’ first respon­der,” Fr. Zerai advo­cates for solu­tions for migrants flee­ing war, famine, and per­se­cu­tion across Africa and the Mid­dle East. A 2015 Nobel Peace Prize nom­i­nee, Fr. Zerai is the co-founder of Agen­zia Habeshia, a glob­al human­i­tar­i­an orga­ni­za­tion that works with asy­lum seek­ers and refugees.

Andria Ken­ney

Counter Traf­fick­ing in Emer­gen­cies Spe­cial­ist — Migrant Pro­tec­tion and Assis­tance Divi­sion Inter­na­tion­al Orga­ni­za­tion for Migration.

H.E. Car­di­nal Dieudon­né NZAPALAINGA 

Car­di­nal since 2016, Pres­i­dent of the Epis­co­pal Con­fer­ence of Bish­ops of the Cen­tral African Repub­lic, Co-founder of the Inter-reli­gious Peace Plat­form of the Cen­tral African Repub­lic, which he found­ed with the Imam and the Pas­tor of Ban­gui, bear­ing wit­ness and tak­ing action to avoid instru­men­tal­iza­tion of reli­gion by war­lords and to pro­mote rec­on­cil­i­a­tion in the Cen­tral African Repub­lic (CAR).

Imam Abde­louaye OUASSELEGUE

cur­rent­ly Imam of the Pete­vo mosque in Ban­gui and coor­di­na­tor of Islam­ic Relief in Cen­tral African Repub­lic, is the vice pres­i­dent and spokesper­son of the Islam­ic Coun­cil in Cen­tral African Repub­lic and the new Islam­ic Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Inter-reli­gious Peace Plat­form of the Cen­tral African Repub­lic. Sec­re­tary Gen­er­al of the Mohammed VI Foun­da­tion of African Ule­mas, Abdoulaye is also advis­er to the Nation­al Exec­u­tive Board of the Com­mu­nauté Islamique Cen­trafricaine (CICA).

H. Em. Car­di­nal Sil­vano M. TOMASI, C.S.

Dicas­t­ery for Inte­gral Human Devel­op­ment. Per­ma­nent Observ­er Emer­i­tus in Geneva.

Dr. Reda BENKIRANE

Swiss soci­ol­o­gist from Moroc­co, con­sul­tant to inter­na­tion­al orga­ni­za­tions in Gene­va, spe­cial­ist in communication.

Rab­bi François GARAÏ

Pres­i­dent, Gene­va Spir­i­tu­al Appeal, cre­ator of the fran­coph­o­ne speak­ing Lib­er­al Com­mu­ni­ty: GIL (Jew­ish Lib­er­al Com­mu­ni­ty of Gene­va), writer.

Prof. Azza KARAM

Sec­re­tary Gen­er­al of Reli­gions for Peace – the largest mul­ti-reli­gious lead­er­ship plat­form with 92 nation­al and 6 region­al Inter­re­li­gious Coun­cils, Pro­fes­sor of Reli­gion and Devel­op­ment at the Vri­je Uni­ver­siteit in Ams­ter­dam (The Nether­lands), of which she is a cit­i­zen, ‚served in inter­gov­ern­men­tal, inter­na­tion­al and non-gov­ern­men­tal organ­i­sa­tions since the ear­ly 1990s, and has lec­tured in var­i­ous aca­d­e­m­ic insti­tu­tions in Europe, North Amer­i­ca and in the Arab region.

Sara Daniel

Jour­nal­ist for the Nou­v­el Obser­va­teur, great reporter and spe­cial­ist of the Mid­dle East. Author, with Benoît Kanabus, of La Putain du Cal­i­fat (pub­lished by Gras­set 2020).

Ben­jamin Greer

Emer­gency Man­age­ment Coor­di­na­tor / Instruc­tor, Office of the Gov­er­nor of Cal­i­for­nia, for­mer Spe­cial Deputy Attor­ney Gen­er­al Cal­i­for­nia. He devel­ops Anti-Traf­fick­ing Train­ings for Law Enforce­ment and Emer­gency Man­age­ment Per­son­nel for the Cal­i­for­nia Office of Emer­gency Ser­vices. Present research focus­ing on inter­na­tion­al ter­ror­ist orga­ni­za­tions and how they are tac­ti­cal­ly uti­liz­ing traf­fick­ing to sup­port their crim­i­nal enter­pris­es (Groups like Boko Haram, Islam­ic State and Al-Shabaab al have added traf­fick­ing as a finan­cial component).

Alain Wern­er

Swiss lawyer and human rights defend­er, spe­cial­izes in the defense of vic­tims of armed con­flict. He is the founder and Direc­tor of Civ­i­tas Max­i­ma, an inter­na­tion­al net­work of lawyers and inves­ti­ga­tors, based in Gene­va, which since 2012 rep­re­sents vic­tims of inter­na­tion­al crimes.

Benoît Kanabus

Vis­it­ing pro­fes­sor at the Cen­ter for Phi­los­o­phy of Law of the Catholic Uni­ver­si­ty of Lou­vain and a pro­fes­sor at the Catholic Uni­ver­si­ty of Erbil, a for­mer researcher of the Bel­gian Nation­al Fund for Sci­en­tif­ic Research (FNRS), a for­mer teacher of phi­los­o­phy and a vis­it­ing pro­fes­sor at sev­er­al uni­ver­si­ties. Author, with Sara Daniel, of La Putain du Cal­i­fat (ed. Gras­set 2020).

Valiant Richey

OSCE Spe­cial Rep­re­sen­ta­tive and Co-ordi­na­tor for Com­bat­ing Traf­fick­ing in Human Beings. He rep­re­sents the OSCE at the polit­i­cal lev­el on anti-traf­fick­ing issues, and assists the 57 OSCE par­tic­i­pat­ing States in the devel­op­ment and imple­men­ta­tion of anti-traf­fick­ing strate­gies and ini­tia­tives. His Office also has a co-ordi­nat­ing func­tion among OSCE struc­tures and insti­tu­tions involved in com­bat­ing traf­fick­ing in human beings. Before join­ing the OSCE, Val worked for thir­teen years as a pros­e­cu­tor in Seat­tle han­dling sex­u­al assault, child exploita­tion and human traf­fick­ing cases. 

Dr. Car­o­line Abu Sa’Da

Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of SOS Méditer­ranée Switzer­land and mem­ber of the founders of the inter­na­tion­al enti­ty. Pre­vi­ous­ly Direc­tor of the Research Unit of MSF Switzer­land, she worked in the field for Oxfam GB, the Unit­ed Nations and MSF Switzer­land. Head of mis­sion in Iraq and Syr­ia for MSF. Author of sev­er­al books and research stud­ies. She taught polit­i­cal sci­ence at New York Uni­ver­si­ty, Paris and at Sci­ences Po, Lille. 

Vin­cent Cochetel

UNHCR’s Spe­cial Envoy for the Cen­tral Mediter­ranean Sit­u­a­tion as of 1 June 2017. He assumed since 1 March 2013, the func­tions of Direc­tor of the Bureau for Europe of UNHCR. From 2 Sep­tem­ber 2015 to 1 Jan­u­ary 2017, Mr. Cochetel had also assumed the func­tion of UNHCR’s Region­al Refugee Coor­di­na­tor for the refugee cri­sis in Europe.”

Rebekah Arm­strong

(Report author), human rights prac­ti­tion­er with 14 years’ expe­ri­ence spe­cial­is­ing in mod­ern slav­ery, human rights and human­i­tar­i­an law. She is the Direc­tor of Busi­ness and Human Rights Con­sul­tants and Head of Advo­ca­cy and Jus­tice at World Vision. Rebekah is Chair of the New Zealand Human Traf­fick­ing Research Coali­tion, respon­si­ble for pub­lish­ing the first research on work­er exploita­tion in New Zealand. She is an advi­so­ry mem­ber for the New Zealand Cen­tre for Research on Mod­ern Slav­ery and a mem­ber of the Mod­ern Slav­ery Lead­er­ship Advi­so­ry Group to the New Zealand Government.”

Dr Natalia Szablewska

(Report author), lawyer and social sci­en­tist with 20 years’ expe­ri­ence span­ning the pub­lic sec­tor, gov­ern­men­tal and non-gov­ern­men­tal organ­i­sa­tions, and acad­e­mia in five coun­tries. She is cur­rent­ly Pro­fes­sor in Law and Soci­ety at The Open Uni­ver­si­ty (Unit­ed Kingdom/UK) and holds fur­ther aca­d­e­m­ic affil­i­a­tions in New Zealand, Aus­tralia and Cam­bo­dia. Natalia spe­cialis­es in pub­lic inter­na­tion­al law and (inter­na­tion­al) human rights law, with a par­tic­u­lar focus on cor­po­rate-relat­ed human rights respon­si­bil­i­ties. She is a Chair of Aus­tralian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR)’s Busi­ness and Human Rights Com­mit­tee and a mem­ber of the Mod­ern Slav­ery Lead­er­ship Advi­so­ry Group to the New Zealand Government.

Dame Sara Thorn­ton DPE QBM

Author of the Report Intro­duc­tion “AN OPPORTUNITY FOR IMPACT”), UK’s Inde­pen­dent Anti-Slav­ery Com­mis­sion­er from May 2019 until April 2022 in suc­ces­sion to Kevin Hyland. Retired British police offi­cer who was the first Chair of the Nation­al Police Chiefs’ Coun­cil (NPCC) and the for­mer Chief Con­sta­ble of Thames Val­ley Police and Vice-Pres­i­dent of the Asso­ci­a­tion of Chief Police Offi­cers (ACPO).

Sis­ter Olivia Umoh 

, Catholic Sis­ter of the Daugh­ters of Char­i­ty of St. Vin­cent de Paul. She is the Direc­tor of Safe-Child Advo­ca­cy (SCA), a social ser­vice insti­tu­tion owned by the Catholic Arch­dio­cese of Kumasi which pro­vides mul­ti­fac­eted ser­vices to sup­port, rein­te­grate, and pro­mote acces­si­bil­i­ty for chil­dren in street sit­u­a­tions. She has over 36 years of expe­ri­ence in the Social Work practice.

Sis­ter Francesca Edet

, Catholic Sis­ter of the Daugh­ters of Char­i­ty of St. Vin­cent de Paul. Per­ma­nent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Daugh­ters of Char­i­ty NGO at the Unit­ed Nations in Gene­va, Switzer­land. After the expe­ri­ence of con­gre­ga­tion­al lead­er­ship at provin­cial lev­el in Nige­ria from 2001 to 2010, she opt­ed for mis­sion in the Unit­ed King­dom and thor­ough­ly enjoyed work­ing with fam­i­lies in dif­fi­cult cir­cum­stances and train­ing the young into vol­un­teer­ing for com­mu­ni­ty devel­op­ment and lead­er­ship. She also engaged in spir­i­tu­al accom­pa­ni­ment. Papal award “Ben­e­mer­en­ti Medal” on the 19th of Novem­ber 2022in the Dio­cese of Port Har­court in Nige­ria in recog­ni­tion of my mis­sion to women in dif­fi­cult circumstances.

Fab­rice Hadjadj

Direc­tor of the Euro­pean Insti­tute of Anthro­po­log­i­cal Stud­ies in Fri­bourg (Switzer­land). French writer, philoso­pher and dra­maturge. He grad­u­at­ed from the Insti­tute of Polit­i­cal Stud­ies in Paris and holds an agré­ga­tion in phi­los­o­phy. He is best known by crit­ics for his essays on the issues of sal­va­tion, tech­nol­o­gy and the body. His pas­sion for the­ater has led him to com­pose plays, while his strong taste for the visu­al arts has result­ed in the writ­ing of three books on art. His prac­tice of music has also led him to com­pose sev­er­al albums.

Kevin Hyland

30 years expe­ri­ence of police inves­ti­ga­tion. From 2010, Head for the estab­lish­ment of the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Police Human Traf­fick­ing response in UK and from 2014 to May 2018, first Inde­pen­dent Anti-Slav­ery Com­mis­sion­er for the UK gov­ern­ment, from 2018, Ireland’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive to the Coun­cil of Europe Inde­pen­dent Group of Experts for Traf­fick­ing (Gre­ta).

Vir­ginia Gam­ba de Potgieter

Spe­cial Rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Chil­dren and Armed Con­flict at the lev­el of Under-Sec­re­tary-Gen­er­al. Assis­tant Sec­re­tary-Gen­er­al and Head of the Orga­ni­za­tion for the Pro­hi­bi­tion of Chem­i­cal Weapons-Unit­ed Nations Joint Inves­tiga­tive Mech­a­nism estab­lished by Secu­ri­ty Coun­cil res­o­lu­tion 2235 (2015) on the use of chem­i­cals as weapons in Syr­ia. She brings more than 30 years of expe­ri­ence and pro­fes­sion­al lead­er­ship on issues relat­ed to dis­ar­ma­ment, peace and human security.

Mikiko Ōtani

Chair, Unit­ed Nations Com­mit­tee on the Rights of the Child, inter­na­tion­al human rights lawyer based in Tokyo where prac­tic­ing fam­i­ly law with focus on women’s and children’s rights. Active in aca­d­e­m­ic, research and teach­ing works. Mem­ber of the Exec­u­tive Coun­cil of the Japan Chap­ter of the Asian Soci­ety of Inter­na­tion­al Law.

Natalia Holyn­s­ka

Man­ag­er of counter-traf­fick­ing projects, Car­i­tas Ukraine and COATNET.

Codru­ta Fernea

Pres­i­dent of Catholic Action Roma­nia, Romania.

Hes­sen Sayah

Head of Pro­tec­tion Depart­ment, Car­i­tas Lebanon and COATNET.

Ena Lucia Mari­a­ca Pacheco

Researcher and advo­cate for jus­tice, specif­i­cal­ly for boys and men who are sur­vivors of abuse, exploita­tion and human traf­fick­ing. Mem­ber of Glob­al Asso­ci­a­tion of Human Traf­fick­ing Schol­ars (GAHTS). Author of “The needs and sto­ries of male sur­vivors of child sex­u­al abuse, exploita­tion and human traf­fick­ing”. Received the Lib­er­a­tor AWARD 2023.

Jef­frey Tennant

Lived-Expert, Author, Sur­vivor of child sex traf­fick­ing. Career in aero­space and after retir­ing, he has made a sig­nif­i­cant change in his life by serv­ing oth­ers through min­istry and begin­ning a writ­ing career. The min­istry voca­tion came nat­u­ral­ly from vol­un­teer­ing through­out his life, but the writ­ing career was birthed from detail­ing the strug­gle to heal from the pain of trau­ma brought about by being sex traf­ficked. The desire to help oth­ers trav­el­ing the same road as he has, led to the writ­ing and pub­lish­ing of his first book, “The Way of Escape: The True Sto­ry of a Teenage Boy’s Mirac­u­lous Escape from Sex Traf­fick­ers and a Heal­ing Jour­ney of Recovery”. 

Glenn Miles

Inde­pen­dent Researcher, Train­er, Writer, Net­work­er. Senior Researcher with up! Inter­na­tion­al. For 25 years, he’s led INGOs and facil­i­tat­ed research lis­ten­ing to sur­vivors of sex­u­al exploita­tion, includ­ing men, women, boys, girls, and trans­gen­der peo­ple, as well as research with sex buy­ers. Glenn teach­es grad­u­ate and PhD can­di­dates, pro­vides super­vi­sion, and advis­es the But­ter­fly Lon­gi­tu­di­nal Research Project (Chab Dai). 

John-Michael Lan­der

Sur­vivor of child sex­u­al abuse, cer­ti­fied Train­er and Life Coach for the Self-Talk Insti­tute, voice for the voice­less he is the founder of “An Athlete’s Silence”. As an ath­lete, he silent­ly endured sex­u­al abuse and traf­fick­ing from the adults entrust­ed with his train­ing while win­ning gold medals at the Nor­way and Dan­ish Cups. He broke his silence with the TedTalk, “An Athlete’s Silence” and devel­oped the Preda­to­ry Groom­ing Tri­fec­ta© and Preda­to­ry Inter­net Groom­ing© (PIG). He has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, CBC news, and has been inter­viewed for TIME Mag­a­zine and for the George Clooney Pro­duc­tions Com­pa­ny. Board mem­ber of The Army of Sur­vivors, author of two nov­els depict­ing his sto­ry, “Sur­face Ten­sion” and “Cracked Surface”. 

Mar­tin Pelders

Mar­tin is a sur­vivor of child sex­u­al abuse, author of “The Pump­kin Van” and pub­lic speak­er, founder of Matrix­Men, the first orga­ni­za­tion in South Africa to sup­port male sur­vivors of sex­u­al abuse, also rais­ing aware­ness about the threat to boys in the dig­i­tal space. 

Andrea Salvoni

Act­ing Coor­di­na­tor for Com­bat­ting Traf­fick­ing in Human Beings, OSCE. 

Char­lie Lamento

U.N. Per­ma­nent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Glob­al Hope Net­work Inter­na­tion­al (GILLP), US lawyer, solic­i­tor (Eng­land & Wales), Euro­pean reg­is­tered lawyer (Czech Repub­lic) and law pro­fes­sor, for­mer crim­i­nal inves­ti­ga­tor, crim­i­nal pros­e­cu­tor, pri­vate lit­i­ga­tion lawyer, includ­ing try­ing civ­il and crim­i­nal tri­als in the Unit­ed States and Czech Repub­lic, transna­tion­al busi­ness envi­ron­ment specialist. 

Patrick Eba

Deputy Direc­tor for Pro­tec­tion, UNHCR. 

Sil­via De Rosa

THB/SOM Spe­cial­ist Interpol. 

Per­ry Power

Actor, Speak­er and entre­pre­neur, Per­ry Pow­er rais­es aware­ness of intra-famil­ial abuse and inspires sur­vivors to break their silence. Per­ry co-found­ed “We Res­cue Kids” (a U.S‑based char­i­ty giv­ing free men­tal health­care to child sur­vivors of sex­u­al abuse), is a trustee for “We-Togeth­er” (a UK-based char­i­ty build­ing a tool that allows vic­tims to self-report), and runs a self-pub­lish­ing com­pa­ny called “Pow­er­ful Books”, help­ing trau­ma sur­vivors to write and pub­lish their own book. 

Nathan Earl

Researcher, advo­cate and pub­lic health con­sul­tant with a pas­sion for co-build­ing resilient com­mu­ni­ties immune to exploita­tion. Under the giantslay­er. brand, Nathan lever­ages more than 20 years of lived and pro­fes­sion­al expe­ri­ence to help orga­ni­za­tions and com­mu­ni­ties pre­vent vio­lence against boys and men, as well as 2SLGBTQ+ young peo­ple. Mr. Earl’s research focus areas include drug-facil­i­tat­ed com­mer­cial sex­u­al exploita­tion, men­tal health chal­lenges expe­ri­enced by those impact­ed by human traf­fick­ing, and male vic­tim­iza­tion syn­dem­ic to sub­stance dependency,

Francesco Cecon

Head of the Glob­al Boys Ini­tia­tive at ECPAT Inter­na­tion­al and leads the pro­gramme design and imple­men­ta­tion with mem­bers and part­ners since May 2022. Pre­vi­ous­ly, he worked for sev­er­al years with Save the Chil­dren as a Child Pro­tec­tion Advi­sor across West Africa, Europe and Cen­tral Amer­i­ca in both devel­op­ment and human­i­tar­i­an con­texts, focus­ing on case man­age­ment ser­vices for child sur­vivors of sex­u­al vio­lence, exploita­tion and traf­fick­ing, along with child-cen­tred psy­choso­cial sup­port inter­ven­tions. Francesco holds a mas­ter’s degree from the Uni­ver­si­ty of War­wick and speaks Eng­lish, French, Span­ish and Italian. 

H.E. Cindy Dyer

Ambas­sador at large, Ofice to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Trafick­ing in Per­sons — US. Depart­ment of State. human rights advo­cate and lawyer with three decades of expe­ri­ence work­ing at the local, nation­al, and inter­na­tion­al lev­els to pre­vent and respond to human traf­fick­ing, sex­u­al assault, and domes­tic vio­lence. For­mer Inde­pen­dent Review Com­mis­sion on Sex­u­al Assault in the Mil­i­tary (IRC) and for­mer Vice Pres­i­dent for Human Rights at Vital Voic­es Glob­al Part­ner­ship, an inter­na­tion­al NGO advanc­ing women’s lead­er­ship. She began her career at the local lev­el serv­ing as a spe­cial­ized domes­tic and sex­u­al vio­lence pros­e­cu­tor in Dal­las, Texas for more than 13 years

Prof. Tomoya Obokata

Spe­cial Rap­por­teur on Con­tem­po­rary Forms of Slav­ery. Human Rights Coun­cil, UN Gene­va.  Japan­ese schol­ar of inter­na­tion­al law and human rights, spe­cial­is­ing in transna­tion­al organ­ised crime, human traf­fick­ing and mod­ern slav­ery. Prof. Obo­ka cur­rent­ly serves as Pro­fes­sor of Inter­na­tion­al Law and Human Rights at Keele Uni­ver­si­ty, and pre­vi­ous­ly taught at Queen’s Uni­ver­si­ty Belfast and Dundee University.

Dr. Berta Fernandez-Alfaro

IOM Chiel of Mis­sion. Coor­di­na­tion Ollice for Switzer­land and Liecht­en­stein.  Between 2016 and 2021, Ms Fer­nán­dez-Alfaro was Senior Project Man­ag­er for the Euro­pean Read­mis­sion Capac­i­ty Build­ing (EURCAP) Facil­i­ty, fund­ed by the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion (DG HOME).

Alice Eck­stein

Project Direc­tor of the FAST ini­tia­tive. For­mer Pro­gramme Man­ag­er for the Mod­ern Slav­ery Pro­gramme at Unit­ed Nations Uni­ver­si­ty Cen­tre for Pol­i­cy Research in New York. Pre­vi­ous­ly, Alice was Exec­u­tive Direc­tor at New York University’s School of Pro­fes­sion­al Stud­ies’ Cen­ter for Glob­al Affairs. 

Joana Her­rmann,

Psy­cho­logue du refuge genevois du « Cœur des Grottes », spé­cial­isée en psychotraumatologie.

Dr. Sophie Durieux

Respon­s­able RSP HUG (RÉSEAU SANTÉ POUR TOUS).

Dr. Emmanuel Escard

Respon­s­able de l’Unité Inter­dis­ci­plinaire de Médecine et Préven­tion de la Vio­lence (UIMPV—HUG). 

Dr. Umesh Palwankar

Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Gene­va Cen­tre for Human Rights Advance­ment and Glob­al Dialogue. 

Clau­dio Delfabro

Direc­tor of the Depart­ment of Inter­na­tion­al Refugee Law and Migra­tion Law, Inter­na­tion­al Insti­tute of Human­i­tar­i­an Law (IHL). 

Pao­la Fudakowska

Legal Con­sul­tant, TRIAL International.

Cris­t­ian Eduardo

Co-founder of “Unit­ed Immi­grants of New York” and “Mujeres en Resisten­cia”, advo­cate, speak­er and edu­ca­tor for anti-traf­fick­ing ini­tia­tives. He is a sur­vivor of inter­na­tion­al and domes­tic sex and labor traf­fick­ing. Cris­t­ian Eduardo’s inspi­ra­tion for his social jus­tice work is to give insight that vic­tims always remain human beings. He a Lead Human Traf­fick­ing Con­sul­tant and Sur­vivor with Shobana Pow­ell Consulting.

Hol­ly Wood

Researcher, edu­ca­tor, com­mu­ni­ca­tions and vol­un­teer lead. She holds a BA Hon­ours in Law from Car­leton Uni­ver­si­ty and a MA Legal Stud­ies The­sis sur­round­ing the top­ic of police respons­es to Sex Traf­fick­ing in Ontario Cana­da. She is the Vice Chair of the Ottawa Coali­tion to End Human Traf­fick­ing, and the Chair of the Coalition’s Advo­ca­cy Committee.

Cran­ford Blackmon

Cran­ford is a sur­vivor of child sex­u­al abuse, pub­lic speak­er and founder of LaB­CaF — the FemVin­ci­ble pro­grams, teach­ing you to use what you already have to Fight, Sur­vive, and THRIVE.

Sis­ter Fran­coise Jiranonda

Lau­re­ate of the Sis­ters Anti-Traf­fick­ing Awards 2023. Sis­ter Fran­coise has opened two schools that pro­tect young Thai women vul­ner­a­ble to the sex trade. Sis­ter Fran­coise’s activ­i­ties aim to teach young women free voca­tion­al skills after high school and raise pub­lic aware­ness.

Sis­ter Seli Thomas

Win­ner of “Sis­ters Anti-Traf­fick­ing Awards 2023” in Lon­don. Mem­ber of the Sale­sian Fam­i­ly from the Cat­e­chist Sis­ters of Mary Immac­u­late Help of Chris­tians, found­ed on 12thDecember 1948, by Bish­op Louis La Ravoire Mor­row SDB in Krish­nana­gar, West Ben­gal, India. Bish­op Mar­row saw the neces­si­ty of edu­cat­ed reli­gious women to work among the women of his dio­cese owing to dif­fi­cul­ties of priests not being able to reach out to the women in their homes, so want­ed a group of sis­ters to vis­it homes in towns and vil­lages. In 1992, they became an offi­cial mem­ber of the Sale­sian Fam­i­ly. Lawyer, Thomas launched from 2010 cam­paigns against human traf­fick­ing and attempts to make vil­lage women self-reliant.

Prof. Parosha Chandran 

Pro­fes­sor of Prac­tice in Mod­ern Slav­ery Law in The Dick­son Poon School of Law, King’s Col­lege Lon­don. spe­cial­ist in mod­ern slav­ery law and a world-lead­ing expert on the law relat­ing to human traf­fick­ing for the Unit­ed Nations, the Coun­cil of Europe and Orga­ni­za­tion for Secu­ri­ty and Co-oper­a­tion in Europe (OSCE). Senior Legal Advi­sor to the UK Par­lia­men­t’s Mod­ern Slav­ery Project. Traf­fick­ing in Per­sons Hero Award 2015.

Leri­na Bright

Exec­u­tive Direc­tor and Founder of MISSION 89 aim­ing to reduce child traf­fick­ing in sports by keep­ing sports train­ing acad­e­mies account­able for the safe­ty and well-being of the chil­dren they care for. M.A. in Sport Admin­is­tra­tion from the AISTS in Lau­sanne, Switzer­land and a B.A. in Inter­na­tion­al Stud­ies & Eco­nom­ics from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mia­mi, Florida. 

Kathryn Leslie

Safe­guard­ing Senior Man­ag­er, FIFA, respon­si­ble for devel­op­ing and over­see­ing the FIFA Guardians Pro­gramme for Mem­ber Asso­ci­a­tions to help raise safe­guard­ing stan­dards with­in foot­ball. Pri­or to that, Kathryn worked at the Unit­ed Nations for ten years at the glob­al and nation­al lev­el. With the Spe­cial Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the UN Sec­re­tary-Gen­er­al on Vio­lence against Chil­dren in New York, she worked on a num­ber of glob­al ini­tia­tives and part­ner­ships to pro­mote children’s rights and inter­na­tion­al stan­dards for child pro­tec­tion. Mas­ter of Arts in Devel­op­ment Stud­ies and Bach­e­lor of Polit­i­cal Sci­ence in Gov­ern­ment and Pub­lic Pol­i­cy (human rights, social pol­i­cy, pub­lic law).

Amy Eun Byul Park

Cer­ti­fied Safe­guard­ing Offi­cer Integri­ty Offi­cer World Base­ball Soft­ball Con­fed­er­a­tion WBSC, Liai­son of Ath­letes’ Com­mis­sion, Diver­si­ty and Inclu­siv­i­ty Com­mis­sion, and Integri­ty Com­mis­sion. Ewha Wom­ans Uni­ver­si­ty, Korea. Inter­na­tion­al Olympic Academy. 

Organisers

 

 The Foun­da­tion Hen­ry Dunant Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege (CUHD), based in Gene­va (Switzer­land), in the hearts of the inter­na­tion­al com­mu­ni­ty, orga­nizes the plat­form “adlaudatosi” to pro­mote its webi­na­rs on the themes of inte­gral ecol­o­gy and the fight against human traf­fick­ing as well as  to con­tribute to the pro­mo­tion of a true cul­ture of human rights and human dig­ni­ty. A new hope is need­ed to give new impe­tus to our soci­eties in cri­sis: a cul­ture that pro­motes the dig­ni­ty and inte­gral devel­op­ment of the per­son must be taught to build a just world and a future for every human being. The theme of inte­gral ecol­o­gy is cen­tral to our think­ing. Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey is CUHD’s Pres­i­dent and the ini­tia­tor of the adlaudatosi project. The Hen­ry Dunant Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Foun­da­tion is rec­og­nized as a pub­lic util­i­ty and is con­trolled by the Swiss Fed­er­al Super­vi­so­ry Author­i­ty for Foun­da­tions; its donors ben­e­fit from tax deductions.

With the collaboration of

INTERNATIONAL WEBINARS

ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING 


IN THE LIGHT OF THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY
OF “LAUDATO SI” 


AND OF THE NEW “FRATELLI TUTTI” ENCYCLICAL

20

Tuesday

20.10.2020

18:00 -

 

19:30

(CET)

WATCH OUR ON-DEMAND VIDEO

RELIGIOUS HELPING TRAFFICKING VICTIMS ALONG THE ROAD OF RECOVERY

OPENING REMARKS: Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

INTRODUCTION ON “FRATELLI TUTTI” & HUMAN TRAFFICKING: Mgr. Robert Vit­il­lo, Sec­re­tary-Gen­er­al, ICMC

Speak­ers:

Sr. Mir­jam Beike, RGS, Moderator

Sr. Maria Luisa Puglisi, AASC, Work­ing with Vic­tims of Traf­fick­ing in a Shel­ter (Fun­dación Ama­ran­ta y Henar Calle­ja) in Valen­cia (Spain)

Sr. Patri­cia Ebeg­bulem, SSL, Work­ing with Returned Vic­tims of Traf­fick­ing in Lagos (Nige­ria)

Father Mark Ehi­chioya Odi­on, African Project Coor­di­na­tor, Catholic Bish­ops’ Con­fer­ence of Eng­land and Wales — Aware­ness Rais­ing Cam­paign in the Unit­ed Kingdom

27

Tuesday

27.10.2020

 

18:00 -

 

19:30

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RELIGIOUS WORKING IN INTERNATIONAL ADVOCACY AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING

“Char­i­ty has to go togeth­er with act­ing for Jus­tice. Reli­gious will explain to us how they try to be the voice for oth­ers, who can not speak for them­selves. We will hear about net­work­ing, aware­ness rais­ing activ­i­ties, pre­ven­tion work, train­ing and advocacy.” 

OPENING REMARKS — OM HUMANITARIAN DIPLOMACY AGAINST HT: Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

INTRODUCTION ON ADVOCACY AND ROOT CAUSES: Mgr. Robert Vit­il­lo, Sec­re­tary-Gen­er­al, ICMC

Speak­ers:

Sr. Mir­jam Beike, RGS, Moderator

Sr. Imel­da Poole, IBVM, Pres­i­dent of RENATE Net­work, OBE

Sr. Winifred Doher­ty, NGO Main Rep­re­sen­ta­tive at the UN in NY, Good Shep­herd Sisters

Bri­an Bond, Direc­tor of Edmund Rice Inter­na­tion­al, com­mit­ted to work­ing for chil­dren and young peo­ple who are marginalised

CONCLUSION: Luke de Pul­ford, Direc­tor and Co-Founder ARISE Foundation

01

Tuesday

01.12.2020

 

18:00 -

 

20:00

(CET)

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IMPACT OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING ON HEALTH: TRAUMA

 

OPENING REMARKS: Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

 

Speak­ers:

Sr. Mir­jam Beike, RGS, Moderator

Ire­na Kra­ja, , Psy­chol­o­gist at MWL Advice & Ser­vice Cen­ter of Tirana ASC (Alba­nia)

Dr. Eliz­a­beth Saenz, M.D., UNODC, Project coor­di­na­tor, Liai­son Offi­cer WHO Geneva

Theo Hen­drickx, Man­na Foun­da­tion’ Founder. The Man­na Foun­da­tion offers psy­choso­cial, pas­toral and ther­a­peu­tic help and advices on poly­clin­i­cal basis. The exper­tise bureau offers a wide range of assis­tance, train­ing and sci­en­tif­ic research with regard to human traf­fick­ing, specif­i­cal­ly to Lover­boy prob­lems, domes­tic vio­lence and hon­or relat­ed vio­lence. Theo Hen­drickx is also a for­mer police official

08

Tuesday

08.12.2020

 

18:00 -

 

19:30

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IMPACT OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING ON HEALTH: HEALING

 

OPENING REMARKS: Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

 

Speak­ers:

Sr. Mir­jam Beike, RGS, Moderator

Mar­i­ana Meshi, Direc­tor of the shel­ter “Dif­fer­ent & Equal” in Tirana Albania

Ade­la­j­da Alikaj, has a back­ground in clin­i­cal psy­chol­o­gy, and has worked for 4 years direct­ly with vic­tims of traf­fick­ing in the Orga­ni­za­tion Dif­fer­ent & Equal. She has giv­en con­tri­bu­tion in dif­fer­ent roles in the orga­ni­za­tion, orga­niz­ing Art Ther­a­py Ses­sions, which is a form of psy­chother­a­py that uses art as its pri­ma­ry mode of expres­sion and communication

Ornela Hinaj, Psy­chol­o­gist, Art­ther­a­pist of the shel­ter “Dif­fer­ent & Equal”

Ire­na Kra­ja, Coor­di­na­tor / Psy­chol­o­gist at MWL Advice & Ser­vice Cen­ter of Tirana ASC (Alba­nia)

This webi­nar shall high­light:
  • Trau­ma: hav­ing been traf­ficked leads to severe trau­ma for the per­sons concerned.

 

  • The steps of a long process of heal­ing: in this Webi­nar we learn why the heal­ing and rein­te­gra­tion process of vic­tims of traf­fick­ing is so long and complex.

 

  • Art ther­a­py: we will learn more about a shel­ter for sur­vivors of traf­fick­ing in Alba­nia, and how this shel­ter pro­vides rein­te­gra­tion ser­vices to their ben­e­fi­cia­ries, with a high­light on art ther­a­py, which is sur­pris­ing­ly effec­tive for vic­tims of trauma.

 

  • Inter­cul­tur­al approach­es: we will take a deep­er look into prac­ti­cal meth­ods and dif­fer­ent approach­es on how to help vic­tims of traf­fick­ing, who find them­selves in a cul­ture which is very dif­fer­ent from their own.

 

16

Tuesday

16.02.2021

 

18:00 -

 

20:00

(CET)

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WHERE ARE WE NOW? — INTERNATIONAL PROSECUTION OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Speak­ers:

Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey, Mod­er­a­tor, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Mor­gane Nicot, Dis­cus­sant, UNODC Crim­i­nal Jus­tice Offi­cer, Team Leader, Knowl­edge Devel­op­ment / Human Traf­fick­ing & Migrant Smuggling

Kevin Hyland, 30 years expe­ri­ence of police inves­ti­ga­tion. From 2010, Head for the estab­lish­ment of the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Police Human Traf­fick­ing response in UK and from 2014 to May 2018, first Inde­pen­dent Anti-Slav­ery Com­mis­sion­er for the UK gov­ern­ment, from 2018, Ireland’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive to the Coun­cil of Europe Inde­pen­dent Group of Experts for Traf­fick­ing (Gre­ta). Cur­rent­ly Chair of the Lead­er­ship Group for Respon­si­ble Recruit­ment (the lever­age of major inter­na­tion­al brands to pro­mote respon­si­ble recruit­ment prac­tices in the way that migrant work­ers are recruit­ed) and senior advi­sor for the San­ta Mar­ta Group (Church and Law Enforce­ment Com­bat­ting Mod­ern Slavery)

Dr. Olivia Smith, Human Traf­fick­ing Spe­cial­ist, present­ly Project Lead, TIP Nation­al Action Plan (Traf­fick­ing In Per­sons Report), Bar­ba­dos, Amer­i­can Bar Asso­ci­a­tion Rule of Law Ini­tia­tive (ABA ROLI). She served for sev­er­al years in var­i­ous capac­i­ties with­in the Gov­ern­ment of Bar­ba­dos, the CARICOM Sec­re­tari­at (Caribbean Com­mu­ni­ty) and as Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Caribbean Anti-Human Traf­fick­ing Foundation

Bri­an Iselin, for­mer Aus­tralian sol­dier and fed­er­al agent, Founder of Gene­va-based Slave Free Trade, a non­prof­it work­ing on lever­ag­ing the might of the blockchain to rid the world of slave labor

23

Tuesday

23.02.2021

 

18:00 -

 

20:00

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WHAT CAN BE DONE? — INTERNATIONAL PROSECUTION OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Speak­ers:

Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey, Mod­er­a­tor, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Ambas­sador Elis­a­beth Tichy, Chair of the Unit­ed Nations Human Rights Coun­cil since Decem­ber 2019, Per­ma­nent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Aus­tria to the Unit­ed Nations Office at Gene­va since Decem­ber 2017, for­mer Direc­tor Gen­er­al for Legal and Con­sular Affairs at the Fed­er­al Min­istry for Europe, Inte­gra­tion and For­eign Affairs. Ambas­sador Tichy-Fisslberg­er has been the first Aus­tri­an Nation­al Coor­di­na­tor on Com­bat­ting Human Traf­fick­ing as well as Pres­i­dent of the Aus­tri­an Task Force on Com­bat­ting Human Traf­fick­ing since 2009

Kevin Hyland, 30 years expe­ri­ence of police inves­ti­ga­tion. From 2010, Head for the estab­lish­ment of the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Police Human Traf­fick­ing response in UK and from 2014 to May 2018, first Inde­pen­dent Anti-Slav­ery Com­mis­sion­er for the UK gov­ern­ment, from 2018, Ireland’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive to the Coun­cil of Europe Inde­pen­dent Group of Experts for Traf­fick­ing (Gre­ta). Cur­rent­ly Chair of the Lead­er­ship Group for Respon­si­ble Recruit­ment (the lever­age of major inter­na­tion­al brands to pro­mote respon­si­ble recruit­ment prac­tices in the way that migrant work­ers are recruit­ed) and senior advi­sor for the San­ta Mar­ta Group (Church and Law Enforce­ment Com­bat­ting Mod­ern Slavery)

Jen­nifer Richard­son, Direc­tor of the Provin­cial Anti-Human Traf­fick­ing Coor­di­na­tion Office housed in the Ontario Min­istry of Com­mu­ni­ty and Social Ser­vices (MCSS, estab­lished to over­see and coor­di­nate the imple­men­ta­tion of Ontario’s Strat­e­gy to End Human Traf­fick­ing across gov­ern­ment) — for­mer HT victim

Peter Wil­iams, Prin­ci­pal Advi­sor on Mod­ern Slav­ery for Inter­na­tion­al Jus­tice Mis­sion (IJM), lead­ing IJM’s cen­ter of excel­lence in address­ing slav­ery and devel­op­ing glob­al­ly applic­a­ble best prac­tices from IJM’s exten­sive pro­gram­mat­ic expe­ri­ence world­wide. Peter has ten years’ counter-slav­ery expe­ri­ence with IJM in the field, hav­ing led two IJM field offices in com­bat­ting mod­ern slav­ery. Peter has a Ba/LLB(Hons) from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Auck­land, New Zealand and began his career as a Crown Pros­e­cu­tor in Auckland

Bri­an Iselin, for­mer Aus­tralian sol­dier and fed­er­al agent, Founder of Gene­va-based Slave Free Trade, a non­prof­it work­ing on lever­ag­ing the might of the blockchain to rid the world of slave labor

02

Tuesday

02.03.2021

 

18:00 -

 

20:00

(CET)

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BEST PRACTICES — INTERNATIONAL PROSECUTION OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Speak­ers:

Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey, Mod­er­a­tor, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Sr. Mir­jam Beike, Dis­cus­sant, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive at the UN in Gene­va for the Sis­ters of Our Lady of Char­i­ty of the Good Shep­herd (RGS) — board mem­ber of RENATE and of the Alliance of NGOs on Crime Pre­ven­tion and Crim­i­nal Justice

Msgr. Marce­lo Sánchez Soron­do, Argen­tine Catholic bish­op, Chan­cel­lor of the Pon­tif­i­cal Acad­e­my of Sci­ences and the Pon­tif­i­cal Acad­e­my of Social Sciences

Pro­fes­sor Faus­to Pocar, Hon­orary Pres­i­dent, Inter­na­tion­al Insti­tute of Human­i­tar­i­an Law, Pro­fes­sor of Inter­na­tion­al Law at the Law Fac­ul­ty of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Milan. Judge of the Inter­na­tion­al Crim­i­nal Tri­bunal for the for­mer Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, Pres­i­dent of the Tri­bunal from 2005 to 2008. Judge of the Appeals Cham­ber of the Inter­na­tion­al Crim­i­nal Tri­bunal for Rwan­da (ICTR). In 2017, Pocar was appoint­ed Judge ad hoc of the Inter­na­tion­al Court of Jus­tice (ICJ) in the case between Ukraine and the Russ­ian Federation

Mor­gane Nicot,UNODC Crim­i­nal Jus­tice Offi­cer, Team Leader, Knowl­edge Devel­op­ment / Human Traf­fick­ing & Migrant Smuggling

Bri­an Iselin, for­mer Aus­tralian sol­dier and fed­er­al agent, Founder of Gene­va-based Slave Free Trade, a non­prof­it work­ing on lever­ag­ing the might of the blockchain to rid the world of slave labor

Don For­tu­na­to Di Noto, Catholic Sicil­ian priest (Avola – 1963), Pres­i­dent of Meter Asso­ci­a­tion. In the dark and insid­i­ous part of the web he is engaged in the fight against the crime of pedophil­ia and child pornog­ra­phy. Mem­ber of the tech­ni­cal table of the Nation­al Obser­va­to­ry against pedophil­ia and online child pornog­ra­phy of the Ital­ian Pres­i­den­cy of the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters. Mem­ber of the inter-insti­tu­tion­al tech­ni­cal Group for the Fight against Pedophil­ia and Child Pornog­ra­phy of the Sici­ly Region. Mem­ber of the Sci­en­tif­ic Com­mit­tee of the Ital­ian Postal and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Police

13

Tuesday

13.04.2021

 

18:00 -

 

19:30

(CET)

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DEMAND AS ROOT CAUSE FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING – SEX TRAFFICKING & PROSTITUTION

OPENING REMARKS — DEMAND’S RESPONSIBLITY: Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Speak­ers:

Sr. Mir­jam Beike, RGS, Moderator

INTRODUCTION ON DEMAND’S ROLE: Bri­an Iselin, Founder of Gene­va-based Slave Free Trade, a non­prof­it work­ing on lever­ag­ing the might of the blockchain to rid the world of slave labor

San­dra Norak, Sur­vivor of the “Lover Boy” Method to Traf­fick Women into Prostitution

Sr. Lea Ack­er­mann, Founder of SOLWODI, an inter­na­tion­al asso­ci­a­tion that helps women in emer­gency situations

Inge Bell, Ger­man human rights activist, entre­pre­neur and sec­ond chair­per­son of the wom­en’s rights orga­ni­za­tion Terre des Femmes and the Bavar­i­an branch of the aid orga­ni­za­tion Solwodi

20

Tuesday

20.04.2021

 

18:00 -

 

19:30

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DEMAND AS ROOT CAUSE FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING – FORCED LABOR, THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPLY CHAIN CONTROL BY PRODUCERS AND THE ROLE OF CONSUMERS

OPENING REMARKS — DEMAND’S RESPONSIBLITY: Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Sr. Mir­jam Beike, RGS, Moderator

Speak­ers:

Bri­an Iselin, Founder of Gene­va-based Slave Free Trade, a non­prof­it work­ing on lever­ag­ing the might of the blockchain to rid the world of slave labor

John Antho­ny McCarthy, Chair of the Catholic Arch­dio­cese of Syd­ney Anti-Slav­ery Task­force Exec­u­tive Team, Aus­tralian Ambas­sador to the Holy See from 2012 to 2016, QC, Queens Coun­sel at the NSW Bar and a bar­ris­ter in Sydney

Cristi­na Duran­ti, Direc­tor of GSIF Good Shep­herd Inter­na­tion­al Foun­da­tion which won the Thom­son Reuters Foun­da­tion Stop Slav­ery Award for their work fight­ing the exploita­tion of chil­dren forced to work in mines in DR Congo

05

Wednesday

05.05.2021

 

18:00 -

 

19:30

(CET)

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ROOT CAUSES FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING – THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY

OPENING REMARKS: Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Sr. Mir­jam Beike, RGS, Moderator

Speak­ers:

Andrea March­esani, Spe­cial Advis­er of the Order of Mal­ta, Mem­ber of the Migrants & Refugees Sec­tion and Inte­gral Human Devel­opp­ment Dept. of the Holy See

Don For­tu­na­to Di Noto, Catholic Sicil­ian priest (Avola – 1963), Pres­i­dent of Meter Asso­ci­a­tion. In the dark and insid­i­ous part of the web he is engaged in the fight against the crime of pedophil­ia and child pornog­ra­phy. Mem­ber of the tech­ni­cal table of the Nation­al Obser­va­to­ry against pedophil­ia and online child pornog­ra­phy of the Ital­ian Pres­i­den­cy of the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters. Mem­ber of the inter-insti­tu­tion­al tech­ni­cal Group for the Fight against Pedophil­ia and Child Pornog­ra­phy of the Sici­ly Region. Mem­ber of the Sci­en­tif­ic Com­mit­tee of the Ital­ian Postal and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Police

Bri­an Iselin, Founder of Gene­va-based Slave Free Trade, a non­prof­it work­ing on lever­ag­ing the might of the blockchain to rid the world of slave labor

Shawn Kohl, Direc­tor for Cen­tral and East­ern Europe for Inter­na­tion­al Jus­tice Mis­sion, a human rights agency that secures jus­tice for vic­tims of slav­ery, sex­u­al exploita­tion and oth­er forms of vio­lent oppres­sion. IJM lawyers, inves­ti­ga­tors and after­care pro­fes­sion­als work with local gov­ern­ments to ensure vic­tim res­cue, to pros­e­cute per­pe­tra­tors and to strength­en the com­mu­ni­ty and civic fac­tors that pro­mote func­tion­ing pub­lic jus­tice systems

11

Mardi

11.05.2021

 

18:00 -

 

19:30

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ASPECTS JURIDIQUES DE LA TRAITE DES ÊTRES HUMAINS

INTRODUCTION : Pro­fesseur Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sadeur de l’Or­dre de Malte pour lut­ter con­tre la traite des êtres humains

Inter­venants :

Nico­las Le Coz, Lieu­tenant-Colonel de la gen­darmerie nationale et com­man­dant en sec­ond de l’Of­fice cen­tral de lutte con­tre les crimes con­tre l’hu­man­ité et les crimes de haine (OCLCH)

Mor­gane Nicot, Offici­er de jus­tice pénale de l’ONUDC, Chef d’équipe, Développe­ment des con­nais­sances / Traite des êtres humains et traf­ic de migrants

Geneviève Colas, Respon­s­able de la traite des êtres humains au Sec­ours Catholique, Mem­bre de la com­mis­sion nationale con­sul­ta­tive des Droits de l’Homme (France)-Caritas France

18

Mardi

18.05.2021

 

18:00 -

 

19:30

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ASSISTANCE HUMANITAIRE ET SOCIALE DES VICTIMES DE LA TRAITE DES ÊTRES HUMAINS

INTRODUCTION : Pro­fesseur Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sadeur de l’Or­dre de Malte pour lut­ter con­tre la traite des êtres humains

Inter­venants :

Geneviève Colas, Respon­s­able de la traite des êtres humains au Sec­ours Catholique, Mem­bre de la com­mis­sion nationale con­sul­ta­tive des Droits de l’Homme (France)-Caritas France

Cécile Riou-Batista, Secré­taire générale adjointe de la Com­mis­sion Nationale Con­sul­ta­tive des Droits de l’Homme (CNCDH)

Cristi­na Duran­ti, Direc­trice de la Fon­da­tion Inter­na­tionale du Bon Pas­teur, qui a rem­porté le prix Stop Slav­ery de la Fon­da­tion Thom­son Reuters pour son tra­vail de lutte con­tre l’ex­ploita­tion des enfants for­cés de tra­vailler dans les mines en République Démoc­ra­tique du Congo

Olivi­er Pey­roux, Soci­o­logue et cofon­da­teur de Tra­jec­toires, asso­ci­a­tion spé­cial­isée dans la prise en compte des pop­u­la­tions migrantes habi­tant en bidonville et squats en France

Nico­las Le Coz, Lieu­tenant-Colonel de la gen­darmerie nationale et com­man­dant en sec­ond de l’Of­fice cen­tral de lutte con­tre les crimes con­tre l’hu­man­ité et les crimes de haine (OCLCH)

22

Tuesday

22.06.2021

 

18:00 -

 

20:00

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MODERN SLAVERY AND DECENT WORK

Join us for a bet­ter under­stand­ing of the grow­ing phe­nom­e­non of mod­ern slav­ery, through the inter­sect­ing per­spec­tives of an econ­o­mist Pro­fes­sor Marc Ches­ney, a vic­tim assis­tance expert Cristi­na Duran­ti and a sup­ply chain spe­cial­ist Bri­an Iselin, a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Vat­i­can’s Migrants & Refugees — Inte­gral Human Devel­op­ment sec­tion Andrea March­esani and a psy­chol­o­gist Dr. Gabriele Spina help­ing migrants and young peo­ple who work in a hyper-com­pet­i­tive econ­o­my that all too often func­tions with under­paid jobs. As our pre­vi­ous sem­i­nars have demon­strat­ed, a new approach based on the demand for goods and ser­vices relat­ed to human traf­fick­ing should be devel­oped by all actors, gov­ern­ments, to reduce and erad­i­cate mod­ern slavery.

OPENING REMARKS:Professor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Sr. Mir­jam Beike, RGS, Mod­er­a­tor, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive at the UN in Gene­va for the Sis­ters of Our Lady of Char­i­ty of the Good Shep­herd. She worked 30 years with sur­vivors of traf­fick­ing in Ger­many and Albania

Speak­ers:

Bri­an Iselin, Founder of Gene­va-based Slave Free Trade, a non­prof­it work­ing on lever­ag­ing the might of the blockchain to rid the world of slave labor

Cristi­na Duran­ti, Direc­tor of GSIF Good Shep­herd Inter­na­tion­al Foun­da­tion which won the Thom­son Reuters Foun­da­tion Stop Slav­ery Award for their work fight­ing the exploita­tion of chil­dren forced to work in mines in DR Congo

Andrea March­esani, Spe­cial Advis­er of the Order of Mal­ta, Mem­ber of the Migrants & Refugees Sec­tion and Inte­gral Human Devel­op­ment Dicas­t­ery of the Holy See

Dr. Gabriele Spina, psy­chol­o­gist, project man­ag­er for the Con­sor­tium Il Nodo in Cata­nia Italy, in charge of youth pro­tec­tion and migrants

Prof. Marc Ches­ney, Head of Depart­ment of Bank­ing and Finance and the Cen­ter of Com­pe­tence in Sus­tain­able Finance of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Zürich (Switzer­land), after hav­ing been asso­ciate dean of HEC Paris, author of “The Per­ma­nent Cri­sis: The Finan­cial Oli­garchy and the Fail­ure of Democ­ra­cy”, for many years he has been devel­op­ing a crit­i­cal analy­sis of the finan­cial sec­tor and its con­se­quences on the real econ­o­my and on the hostage-tak­ing of democracies

12

Tuesday

12.10.2021

 

18:00 -

 

20:00

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LEGAL APPROACHES TO REDUCING THE DEMAND BEHIND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

While law enforce­ment respons­es to human traf­fick­ing are the clear focus glob­al­ly, they are entire­ly sup­ply side. Sup­ply-side mea­sures can deter, dis­place, and dis­rupt spe­cif­ic oper­a­tions, but do not impact either the size of the nature or the illic­it mar­kets for labor. They also fail to counter the per­pet­u­al upward spi­ral of demand that dri­ves the traf­fick­ing of peo­ple. This over­whelm­ing sup­ply-side focus has meant legal respons­es on the demand side of the equa­tion are seri­ous­ly lack­ing. This webi­nar is designed to pro­voke ideas about how the law is used to dri­ve demand-side respons­es, reduc­ing the dri­ving force for all forms of human trafficking.

OPENING REMARKS:Professor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Claire Potaux Vesy, IOM-Berne’s Deputy Chief of Mis­sion, Coor­di­na­tion Office for Switzer­land and Liechtenstein

Speak­ers:

Bri­an Iselin, Moderator,Founder of Gene­va-based Slave Free Trade, a non­prof­it work­ing on lever­ag­ing the might of the blockchain to rid the world of slave labor, spe­cial­ist and pro­mot­er of demand-side respons­es, reduc­ing the dri­ving force for all forms of human traf­fick­ing. For­mer Aus­tralian sol­dier and fed­er­al agent, 30 years of expe­ri­ence in the fight against human traf­fick­ing at the inter­na­tion­al level

Judge Marc Stein­er, from 2007 Judge at the Swiss Fed­er­al Admin­is­tra­tive Court, His research focus­es on the legal impli­ca­tions of the inclu­sion of envi­ron­men­tal and social poli­cies in pub­lic pro­cure­ment prac­tices. He has deli­vered an exper­tise on Green Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment in Switzer­land (2006) and is­sued a work­ing pa­per on how to inte­grate social as­pects in pub­lic pro­cure­ment pro­ces­ses (2009, 4th ver­sion 2017). He is one of four co-authors of the stan­dard ref­er­ence work on the prac­tice of pub­lic pro­cure­ment in Switzer­land (“Prax­is des öffentlichen Beschaf­fungsrechts”, 3rd edi­tion 2013)

John Antho­ny McCarthy, Chair of the Catholic Arch­dio­cese of Syd­ney Anti-Slav­ery Task­force Exec­u­tive Team, Aus­tralian Ambas­sador to the Holy See from 2012 to 2016, QC, Queens Coun­sel at the NSW Bar and a bar­ris­ter in Sydney

 

16

Tuesday

16.11.2021

 

18:00 -

 

19:30

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MIGRATION AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING — ASSESSMENT OF THE PRESENT SITUATION AND PROPOSALS OF EXPERTS 

 

OPENING REMARKS:Professor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Per­sons, Moderator

Speak­ers:

Pro­fes­sor Siob­hán MULLALLY, U.N. Spe­cial Rap­por­teur on traf­fick­ing in per­sons, espe­cial­ly in women and chil­dren. Pro­fes­sor of Human Rights Law and Direc­tor of the Irish Cen­tre for Human Rights at NUI Gal­way. From 2017–19, Pro­fes­sor Mul­lal­ly was the Pres­i­dent of the Coun­cil of Europe treaty mon­i­tor­ing body, the Group of Experts on Action against Traf­fick­ing (GRETA)

Kel­ly RYAN, For­mer Coor­di­na­tor of the inter­gov­ern­men­tal con­sul­ta­tions on migra­tion, asy­lum and refugees (CIG). As a senior offi­cial of the Unit­ed States Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment, from 2010 to 2013, she was act­ing Assis­tant Deputy Sec­re­tary for immi­gra­tion and bor­der secu­ri­ty at the Depart­ment of Home­land Secu­ri­ty. Vice-Pres­i­dent of Hen­ry Dunant Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege (CUHD)

Andria KENNEY, Counter Traf­fick­ing in Emer­gen­cies Spe­cial­ist — Migrant Pro­tec­tion and Assis­tance Divi­sion Inter­na­tion­al Orga­ni­za­tion for Migra­tion. Pri­or to man­ag­ing glob­al projects from IOM’s head­quar­ters, Andria has assist­ed vul­ner­a­ble migrants in con­flict-affect­ed envi­ron­ments includ­ing Libya, South Sudan, Soma­lia, and Kenya. She co-chairs the Glob­al Pro­tec­tion Clus­ter Anti-Traf­fick­ing Task Team

Mgr. Robert VITILLO, Sec­re­tary-Gen­er­al, Inter­na­tion­al Catholic Migra­tion Com­mis­sion — Assess­ing the sit­u­a­tion and mak­ing pro­pos­als on behalf of ICMC, an world­wide orga­ni­za­tion whose con­stituents are the nation­al con­fer­ences of Catholic Bishops

Stéphane JAQUEMET, ICMC Direc­tor of Pol­i­cy, Head Civ­il Soci­ety Coor­di­nat­ing Office, Glob­al Forum on Migra­tion & Devel­op­ment (GFMD). — Assess­ing the sit­u­a­tion and mak­ing pro­pos­als from the point of view of Civ­il Society

Father Mussie ZERAI, Roman Catholic priest known for his work with migrants cross­ing the Mediter­ranean Sea from North Africa to Europe dur­ing the Euro­pean migrant crisis

08

Wednesday

08.12.2021

 

18:00 -

 

20:00

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RELIGION AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Reli­gions take an impor­tant role in denounc­ing mod­ern slav­ery, in pro­tect­ing, res­cu­ing and reha­bil­i­tat­ing vic­tims of human traf­fick­ing. Reli­gious Lead­ers and reli­gious con­gre­ga­tions take a large part in the fight against mod­ern slavery.

This webi­nar will present:

  • the “Pas­toral Ori­en­ta­tions on Human Traf­fick­ing” pro­posed by Pope Fran­cis and The Migrants & Refugees Sec­tion of the Vat­i­can after a con­sul­ta­tion with church lead­ers, aca­d­e­mics and prac­ti­tion­ers and part­ner orga­ni­za­tions work­ing in this field
  • the assess­ment of the present sit­u­a­tion and pro­pos­als of rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Chris­t­ian, Jew­ish and Mus­lim faiths in order to pro­mote action at the inter­na­tion­al, region­al and nation­al levels

 

OPENING REMARKS:Professor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Per­sons, Moderator

Speak­ers:

Sis­ter Mir­jam BEIKE, U.N. RGS, Mod­er­a­tor, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive at the UN in Gene­va for the Sis­ters of Our Lady of Char­i­ty of the Good Shep­herd. She worked 30 years with sur­vivors of traf­fick­ing in Ger­many and Alba­nia. She will present the “Pas­toral Ori­en­ta­tions on Human Trafficking”

H.E. Car­di­nal Dieudon­né NZAPALAINGA and Imam Abde­louaye OUASSELEGUE, bear­ing wit­ness and tak­ing action to avoid instru­men­tal­i­sa­tion of reli­gion by war­lords and to pro­mote rec­on­cil­i­a­tion in the Cen­tral African Repub­lic (RCA)

Dr. Reda BENKIRANE, soci­ol­o­gist, doc­tor in phi­los­o­phy, is an inter­na­tion­al con­sul­tant in Gene­va who lives between Switzer­land and Moroc­co. Author of books on Com­plex­i­ty, inter­dis­ci­pli­nary and inter­cul­tur­al issues, he is the founder and edi­tor of the knowl­edge por­tal archipress.org and the research work­shop Iqbal

Rab­bi François GARAÏ, GIL, Pres­i­dent, Gene­va Spir­i­tu­al Appeal

Prof. Azza KARAM, Sec­re­tary-Gen­er­al, Reli­gions for Peace

08

Tuesday

08.02.2022

 

18:00 -

 

20:00

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SEXUAL SLAVERY — TESTIMONY AND DEFENDING VICTIMS — MIDDLE EASTERN AND NIGERIAN WOMEN ENSLAVED

For two years, Marie, a 38-year-old Iraqi woman, was a sex slave and ser­vant of sol­diers. Sold and resold, defiled, tor­tured, raped by mon­sters from Iraq to Syr­ia, she changed mas­ters more than twelve times. The “Whore of the Caliphate” is the heart­break­ing sto­ry of a woman who wants to live. Who tries to escape, who fights, who resists and refus­es to be bro­ken. Marie died twice: when she was torn away from her fam­i­ly and when she returned to them. Today, she wants to for­get, to rebuild this bruised body. After the hor­ror, hope. 

The book “La Putain du Cal­i­fat” (The Whore of the Caliphate) which tells the ter­ri­ble sto­ry of Marie, writ­ten by Sara Daniel and Benoît Kanabus, was pub­lished by Gras­set & Fasquelle in Jan­u­ary 2021.

OPENING REMARKS:Professor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Speak­ers:

Alain Wern­er, Swiss lawyer and human rights defend­er, spe­cial­izes in the defense of vic­tims of armed conflict

Sara Daniel, jour­nal­ist for the Nou­v­el Obser­va­teur, great reporter and spe­cial­ist of the Mid­dle East. Author, with Benoît Kanabus, of La Putain du Cal­i­fat (pub­lished by Gras­set 2020

Benoît Kanabus, Author, with Sara Daniel, of La Putain du Cal­i­fat (ed. Gras­set 2020)

Sr. Patri­cia Ebeg­bulem, Respon­si­ble of a Shel­ter for Returned Vic­tims of Traf­fick­ing, the Bakhi­ta House in Lagos (Nige­ria). Pope Bene­dict XVI hon­oured Patri­cia Ebeg­bulem SSL in 2012 with the high­est Papal hon­our for Con­se­crat­ed per­sons, the Pro Eccle­sia et Pon­tif­ice medal

Ben­jamin Greer,Emer­gency Man­age­ment Coor­di­na­tor / Instruc­tor, Office of the Gov­er­nor of Cal­i­for­nia, for­mer Spe­cial Deputy Attor­ney Gen­er­al Cal­i­for­nia. He devel­ops Anti-Traf­fick­ing Train­ings for Law Enforce­ment and Emer­gency Man­age­ment Per­son­nel for the Cal­i­for­nia Office of Emer­gency Ser­vices. Present research focus­ing on inter­na­tion­al ter­ror­ist orga­ni­za­tions and how they are tac­ti­cal­ly uti­liz­ing traf­fick­ing to sup­port their crim­i­nal enter­pris­es (Groups like Boko Haram, Islam­ic State and Al-Shabaab al have added traf­fick­ing as a finan­cial component)

08

Tuesday

08.03.2022

 

18:00 -

 

19:30

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WOMEN AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING

On Inter­na­tion­al Women’s Day 2022, this webi­nar brings togeth­er a pan­el of women who are mak­ing a strong com­mit­ment against human traf­fick­ing. They share their expe­ri­ences in encour­ag­ing local com­mu­ni­ties and the inter­na­tion­al com­mu­ni­ty to bet­ter defend vic­tims of human trafficking.

OPENING REMARKS:Professor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Speak­ers:

Sr. Imel­da Poole,Pres­i­dent of RENATE Net­work, Reli­gious in Europe Net­work­ing Against Traf­fick­ing and Exploita­tion. Sr. Imel­da Poole IBVM (Lore­to) is a mem­ber of the Eng­lish Province, who has been on mis­sion in Alba­nia for the last eleven years. Reli­gious in Europe Net­work­ing Against Traf­fick­ing and Exploita­tion (RENATE) is a Euro­pean net­work of reli­gious and co-work­ers who work in all fields against traf­fick­ing in 31 coun­tries of Europe

Inge Bell, Ger­man human rights activist, entre­pre­neur and sec­ond chair­per­son of the women’s rights orga­ni­za­tion Terre des Femmes and the Bavar­i­an branch of the aid orga­ni­za­tion Solwodi

Sr. Patri­cia Ebeg­bulem, Respon­si­ble of a Shel­ter for Returned Vic­tims of Traf­fick­ing, the Bakhi­ta House in Lagos (Nige­ria). Pope Bene­dict XVI hon­oured Patri­cia Ebeg­bulem SSL in 2012 with the high­est Papal hon­our for Con­se­crat­ed per­sons, the Pro Eccle­sia et Pon­tif­ice medal

14

Tuesday

14.06.2022

 

18:00 -

 

19:30

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DEMAND FOR HT: WE ARE ALL RESPONSIBLE FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING AS CONSUMERS OF FORCED LABOR AND SEXUAL SLAVERY. HOW CAN WE END THIS CYCLE ?

In order to end human traf­fick­ing, it is essen­tial that we tar­get demand, rather than focus­ing pure­ly on sup­ply-side mea­sures. Whilst the sta­tus quo is to employ sup­ply-side mea­sures, these can only ever be reac­tive. Where­as, demand-side mea­sures are proac­tive in the pre­ven­tion of human traf­fick­ing, as demand is a root cause of traf­fick­ing and there­fore must be pur­sued in the fight to end this affront to human rights and dignity

OPENING REMARKS:Professor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Speak­ers:

Inge Bell, A Ger­man human rights activist, entre­pre­neur and chair­per­son of the women’s rights orga­ni­za­tion Terre des Femmes and the Bavar­i­an branch of the aid orga­ni­za­tion Sol­wo­di. She is an advo­cate for the reform of pros­ti­tu­tion laws in Ger­many, a move towards the Nordic mod­el, which focus­es on demand, by penal­iz­ing the buy­ers of sex­u­al slavery

Bri­an Iselin, Mod­er­a­tor, Founder of Gene­va-based slave­free­trade, a non­prof­it work­ing on lever­ag­ing the might of the blockchain to rid the world of slave labor, spe­cial­ist and pro­mot­er of demand-side respons­es, reduc­ing the dri­ving force for all forms of human traf­fick­ing. For­mer Aus­tralian sol­dier and fed­er­al agent, 30 years of expe­ri­ence in the fight against human traf­fick­ing at the inter­na­tion­al level

Valiant Richey, OSCE Spe­cial Rep­re­sen­ta­tive and Co-ordi­na­tor for Com­bat­ing Traf­fick­ing in Human Beings. He rep­re­sents the OSCE at the polit­i­cal lev­el on anti-traf­fick­ing issues, and assists the 57 OSCE par­tic­i­pat­ing States in the devel­op­ment and imple­men­ta­tion of anti-traf­fick­ing strate­gies and ini­tia­tives. His Office also has a co-ordi­nat­ing func­tion among OSCE struc­tures and insti­tu­tions involved in com­bat­ing traf­fick­ing in human beings. Before join­ing the OSCE, Val worked for thir­teen years as a pros­e­cu­tor in Seat­tle han­dling sex­u­al assault, child exploita­tion and human traf­fick­ing cases

28

Tuesday

28.06.2022

 

18:00 -

 

19:30

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JUSTICE & HT: THE GAP BETWEEN THE LAW AND ITS IMPLEMENTATION IN PRACTICE

Assess­ment of the present sit­u­a­tion and pro­pos­als of experts trafficking

OPENING REMARKS:Professor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Speak­ers:

Alain Wern­er, Swiss human rights lawyer, spe­cial­ized in the defence of vic­tims of armed con­flicts. Founder and Direc­tor of Civ­i­tas Max­i­ma (CM), an inter­na­tion­al net­work of lawyers and inves­ti­ga­tors based in Gene­va that since 2012 rep­re­sents vic­tims of mass crimes in their attempts to obtain justice

Pro­fes­sor Faus­to Pocar,Hon­orary Pres­i­dent, Inter­na­tion­al Insti­tute of Human­i­tar­i­an Law, Pro­fes­sor of Inter­na­tion­al Law at the Law Fac­ul­ty of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Milan. Judge of the Inter­na­tion­al Crim­i­nal Tri­bunal for the for­mer Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, Pres­i­dent of the Tri­bunal from 2005 to 2008. Judge of the Appeals Cham­ber of the Inter­na­tion­al Crim­i­nal Tri­bunal for Rwan­da (ICTR). In 2017, Pocar was appoint­ed Judge ad hoc of the Inter­na­tion­al Court of Jus­tice (ICJ) in the case between Ukraine and the Russ­ian Federation

Kevin Hyland, 30 years expe­ri­ence of police inves­ti­ga­tion. From 2010, Head for the estab­lish­ment of the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Police Human Traf­fick­ing response in UK and from 2014 to May 2018, first Inde­pen­dent Anti-Slav­ery Com­mis­sion­er for the UK gov­ern­ment, from 2018, Ireland’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive to the Coun­cil of Europe Inde­pen­dent Group of Experts for Traf­fick­ing (Gre­ta)

20

Tuesday

20.09.2022

 

18:30 -

 

19:30

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COUNTERING THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY TO RECRUIT AND CONTROL VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING, ESPECIALLY RELATED TO THE SEX TRAFFICKING OF CHILDREN AND WOMEN

“It’s also impor­tant to address and to dis­man­tle the infra­struc­ture that is facil­i­tat­ing all of this. The online plat­forms, the sex­u­al ser­vice web­sites, the pornog­ra­phy plat­forms where peo­ple are traf­ficked for forced pornog­ra­phy or oth­er loca­tions need to be dis­man­tled or pre­ven­tion mea­sures need to be applied to make sure that these plat­forms are not facil­i­tat­ing and mak­ing this whole exploita­tive indus­try much more effi­cient. It’s like oper­at­ing a book­store ver­sus oper­at­ing Ama­zon. The dif­fer­ence between the speed and effi­cien­cy and scale of the online mar­ket is so tremen­dous that if you don’t dis­man­tle that infra­struc­ture, you’re going to have a very, very hard time com­bat­ing it. I think there’s a num­ber of things I could say in this, but that would be the num­ber one thing that I think needs to go along­side of the poli­cies around buy­ing and sell­ing of sex or around traf­fick­ers and how they should be pun­ished.” Valiant Richey, OSCE Spe­cial Rep­re­sen­ta­tive and Co-ordi­na­tor for Com­bat­ing Traf­fick­ing in Human Beings” — 14 June 2022

OPENING REMARKS: Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Speak­ers:

Don For­tu­na­to Di Noto, Catholic Sicil­ian priest (Avola – 1963), Pres­i­dent of Meter Asso­ci­a­tion. In the dark and insid­i­ous part of the web he is engaged in the fight against the crime of pedophil­ia and child pornog­ra­phy. Mem­ber of the tech­ni­cal table of the Nation­al Obser­va­to­ry against pedophil­ia and online child pornog­ra­phy of the Ital­ian Pres­i­den­cy of the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters. Mem­ber of the inter-insti­tu­tion­al tech­ni­cal Group for the Fight against Pedophil­ia and Child Pornog­ra­phy of the Sici­ly Region. Mem­ber of the Sci­en­tif­ic Com­mit­tee of the Ital­ian Postal and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Police

Prof. Pao­lo Cam­pana, Uni­ver­si­ty of Cam­bridge and Oxford, Unit­ed King­dom, author of the GRETA report “Online and tech­nol­o­gy-facil­i­tat­ed traf­fick­ing in human beings” of April 2022

06

Thursday

06.10.2022

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19:30

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND LAUDATO SI’:
TOWARDS A NEW PARADIGM TO ENSURE THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN DIGNITY,
TO PREVENT AND ERADICATE HUMAN TRAFFICKING

What we need to do is to build a new eco­nom­ic and social mod­el where the human per­son is at the cen­ter: Pope Fran­cis calls this an “econ­o­my of care”.

 

What is this econ­o­my of care required by Pope Fran­cis, and how we could achieve it from a Chris­t­ian perspective?

OPENING REMARKS:Professor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Speak­ers:

Rev. Fr. Fabio Bag­gio, Under-Sec­re­tary of the Refugees and Migrants Sec­tion of the Dicas­t­ery for the Pro­mo­tion of Inte­gral Human Devel­op­ment since 1 Jan­u­ary 2017

Andrea March­esani, Coor­di­na­tor of the Research Office of the Migrants and Refugees Sec­tion. He also serves as Exter­nal Advi­sor for the For­eign Affairs Depart­ment of the Order of Mal­ta regard­ing migra­tion, human traf­fick­ing, issues in the dig­i­tal world, and human rights

07

Monday

07.11.2022

 

18:00 -

 

19:30

(CET)

 

HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND MIGRATION: CURRENT ASSESSMENT OF THE PERILOUS JOURNEY IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA

A pan­el of experts will give their analy­sis on the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion of the very impor­tant migra­to­ry flow through the Mediter­ranean Sea, a night­mare for migrants, for­got­ten by our media and our politicians

 

 

OPENING REMARKS: Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

 

Speak­ers:

Dr. Car­o­line Abu Sa’­Da, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of SOS Méditer­ranée Switzer­land and mem­ber of the founders of the inter­na­tion­al enti­ty. Pre­vi­ous­ly Direc­tor of the Research Unit of MSF Switzer­land, she worked in the field for Oxfam GB, the Unit­ed Nations and MSF Switzer­land. Head of mis­sion in Iraq and Syr­ia for MSF. Author of sev­er­al books and research stud­ies. She taught polit­i­cal sci­ence at New York Uni­ver­si­ty, Paris and at Sci­ences Po, Lille

 

Vin­cent Cochetel, UNHCR’s Spe­cial Envoy for the Cen­tral Mediter­ranean Sit­u­a­tion as of 1 June 2017. He assumed since 1 March 2013, the func­tions of Direc­tor of the Bureau for Europe of UNHCR. From 2 Sep­tem­ber 2015 to 1 Jan­u­ary 2017, Mr. Cochetel had also assumed the func­tion of UNHCR’s Region­al Refugee Coor­di­na­tor for the refugee cri­sis in Europe

Father Mussie Zerai, Roman Catholic priest known for his work with migrants cross­ing the Mediter­ranean Sea from Africa to Europe dur­ing the Euro­pean migrant cri­sis. Head of the refugee rights orga­ni­za­tion Habeshia. Nobel Peace Prize nom­i­nee in 2015

29

Tuesday

29.11.2022

 

18:00 -

 

19:30

(CET)

 

FORCED LABOR AND TRANSPARENCY OF SUPPLY CHAINS: TOWARDS PRESCRIPTIVE OR LEGAL MANDATORY APPROACHES?

The imper­a­tive need for changes in inter­na­tion­al and nation­al legal frame­works to address mod­ern slav­ery in sup­ply chains from a vol­un­tary to pre­scrip­tive or manda­to­ry approach is pre­sent­ed in a recent expert report to the New Zealand gov­ern­ment, sup­port­ed by Dame Sara Thorn­ton DPE QBM, UK’s inde­pen­dent Anti-Slav­ery Com­mis­sion­er. You can down­load this report HERE.

 

 

OPENING REMARKS:Professor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Speak­ers:

Pro­fes­sor Dame Sara Thorn­ton DPE QBM, (Author of the Report Intro­duc­tion “AN OPPORTUNITY FOR IMPACT”), UK’s Inde­pen­dent Anti-Slav­ery Com­mis­sion­er from May 2019 until April 2022 in suc­ces­sion to Kevin Hyland. Pro­fes­sor of Prac­tice In Mod­ern Slav­ery Pol­i­cy, The Rights Lab, Uni­ver­si­ty Of Not­ting­ham. Retired British police offi­cer who was the first Chair of the Nation­al Police Chiefs’ Coun­cil (NPCC) and the for­mer Chief Con­sta­ble of Thames Val­ley Police and Vice-Pres­i­dent of the Asso­ci­a­tion of Chief Police Offi­cers (ACPO)

Rebekah Arm­strong, (Report author), human rights prac­ti­tion­er with 14 years’ expe­ri­ence spe­cial­is­ing in mod­ern slav­ery, human rights and human­i­tar­i­an law. She is the Direc­tor of Busi­ness and Human Rights Con­sul­tants and Head of Advo­ca­cy and Jus­tice at World Vision. Rebekah is Chair of the New Zealand Human Traf­fick­ing Research Coali­tion, respon­si­ble for pub­lish­ing the first research on work­er exploita­tion in New Zealand. She is an advi­so­ry mem­ber for the New Zealand Cen­tre for Research on Mod­ern Slav­ery and a mem­ber of the Mod­ern Slav­ery Lead­er­ship Advi­so­ry Group to the New Zealand Government

Pro­fes­sor Natalia Szablews­ka, (Report author), lawyer and social sci­en­tist with 20 years’ expe­ri­ence span­ning the pub­lic sec­tor, gov­ern­men­tal and non-gov­ern­men­tal organ­i­sa­tions, and acad­e­mia in five coun­tries. She is cur­rent­ly Pro­fes­sor in Law and Soci­ety at The Open Uni­ver­si­ty (Unit­ed Kingdom/UK) and holds fur­ther aca­d­e­m­ic affil­i­a­tions in New Zealand, Aus­tralia and Cam­bo­dia. Natalia spe­cialis­es in pub­lic inter­na­tion­al law and (inter­na­tion­al) human rights law, with a par­tic­u­lar focus on cor­po­rate-relat­ed human rights respon­si­bil­i­ties. She is a Chair of Aus­tralian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR)’s Busi­ness and Human Rights Com­mit­tee and a mem­ber of the Mod­ern Slav­ery Lead­er­ship Advi­so­ry Group to the New Zealand Government

06

Tuesday

06.12.2022

 

18:00 -

 

19:30

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FAITH & HUMAN TRAFFICKING: TESTIMONIES OF SISTERS WORKING FOR THE REHABILITATION OF VICTIMS

How the pow­er of faith can help in the long strug­gle to reha­bil­i­tate victims?

 

 

OPENING REMARKS:Professor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Speak­ers:

Sis­ter Olivia Umoh, Catholic Sis­ter of the Daugh­ters of Char­i­ty of St. Vin­cent de Paul. She is the Direc­tor of Safe-Child Advo­ca­cy (SCA), a social ser­vice insti­tu­tion owned by the Catholic Arch­dio­cese of Kumasi which pro­vides mul­ti­fac­eted ser­vices to sup­port, rein­te­grate, and pro­mote acces­si­bil­i­ty for chil­dren in street sit­u­a­tions. She has over 36 years of expe­ri­ence in the Social Work practice

Sis­ter Patri­cia Ebeg­bulem, Sis­ter of Saint Louis, Respon­si­ble of a Shel­ter for Returned Vic­tims of Traf­fick­ing, the Bakhi­ta House in Lagos (Nige­ria). Pope Bene­dict XVI hon­oured Patri­cia Ebeg­bulem SSL in 2012 with the high­est Papal hon­our for Con­se­crat­ed per­sons, the Pro Eccle­sia et Pon­tif­ice medal

Sis­ter Francesca Edet, Daugh­ter of Char­i­ty of St. Vin­cent de Paul, Per­ma­nent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Daugh­ters of Char­i­ty NGO at the Unit­ed Nations in Gene­va, Switzer­land. After the expe­ri­ence of con­gre­ga­tion­al lead­er­ship at provin­cial lev­el in Nige­ria from 2001 to 2010, she opt­ed for mis­sion in the Unit­ed King­dom and thor­ough­ly enjoyed work­ing with fam­i­lies in dif­fi­cult cir­cum­stances and train­ing the young into vol­un­teer­ing for com­mu­ni­ty devel­op­ment and lead­er­ship. She also engaged in spir­i­tu­al accom­pa­ni­ment. Papal award “Ben­e­mer­en­ti Medal” on the 19th of Novem­ber 2022in the Dio­cese of Port Har­court in Nige­ria in recog­ni­tion of my mis­sion to women in dif­fi­cult circumstances

Sis­ter Mir­jam Beike, Mod­er­a­tor, Sis­ter of Our Lady of Char­i­ty of the Good Shep­herd, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive at the UN in Gene­va for the Sis­ters of Our Lady of Char­i­ty of the Good Shep­herd. She worked 30 years with sur­vivors of traf­fick­ing in Ger­many and Alba­nia. She is a workig board mem­ber of RENATE and of the Alliance of NGOs on Crime Pre­ven­tion and Crim­i­nal Justice

07

Tuesday

07.03.2023

 

18:30 -

 

20:30

(CET)

 

ANTHROPOLOGY — FABRICE HADJADJ — VIRTUAL AND REAL WORLDS: HOW TO INHABIT THE DEVASTATED EARTH?

Fab­rice Had­jadj, Direc­tor of the Euro­pean Insti­tute of Anthro­po­log­i­cal Stud­ies in Fri­bourg (Switzer­land) presents the dan­gers of metavers and the con­di­tions of edu­ca­tion to give back to young peo­ple the pos­si­bil­i­ty to dream and build a future of com­mon good — How to built a bet­ter word?

 

 

OPENING REMARKS & INTERVIEWER: 

Pro­fes­sor Élis­a­beth Par­men­tier, Dean of the Fac­ul­ty of The­ol­o­gy, Uni­ver­si­ty of Geneva

 

Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Speak­ers:

Fab­rice Had­jadj, Direc­tor of the Euro­pean Insti­tute of Anthro­po­log­i­cal Stud­ies in Fri­bourg (Switzer­land). French writer, philoso­pher and dra­maturge. He grad­u­at­ed from the Insti­tute of Polit­i­cal Stud­ies in Paris and holds an agré­ga­tion in phi­los­o­phy. He is best known by crit­ics for his essays on the issues of sal­va­tion, tech­nol­o­gy and the body. His pas­sion for the­ater has led him to com­pose plays, while his strong taste for the visu­al arts has result­ed in the writ­ing of three books on art. His prac­tice of music has also led him to com­pose sev­er­al albums

 

14

Tuesday

14.03.2023

 

18:00 -

 

19:30

(CET)

 

FROM MOTIVATION TO VOCATION: BRIAN ISELIN’S JOURNEY AGAINST SLAVERY

Tes­ti­mo­ny and expe­ri­ence of 30 years of strug­gle against HT with Bri­an Iselin — Founder of Iselin Human Rights and Slavefreetrade

 

 

OPENING REMARKS & INTERVIEWER: Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Speak­ers:

Bri­an Iselin, for­mer Aus­tralian sol­dier and fed­er­al agent, human right activist against mod­ern slav­ery, Founder of Slave Free Trade and Iselin Human Rights, 30 years of inter­na­tion­al expe­ri­ence on all the var­i­ous fronts of human trafficking

 

27

Monday

27.03.2023

11:00 -

 

12:00

(CET)

 

LIVE BROADCAST — SIDE EVENT AT UN GENEVA — HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN ARMED CONFLICTS AND POST-CONFLICT SITUATIONS

Pre­vent­ing con­di­tions of traf­fick­ing of human beings in armed con­flicts and sup­port­ing the vic­tims is vital

 

 

CO-ORGANIZERS: Car­i­tas Inter­na­tion­alis, Sec­ours Catholique — Car­i­tas France, Sov­er­eign Order of Malta

INTRODUCTION BY THE MODERATOR: Geneviève Colas, Sec­ours Catholique — Car­i­tas France and COATNET

OPENING REMARKS: Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Speak­ers:

Vir­ginia Gam­ba, Spe­cial Rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Chil­dren and Armed Con­flict at the lev­el of Under-Sec­re­tary-Gen­er­al­Glob­al pri­or­i­ties to com­bat traf­fick­ing in human beings aris­ing from armed conflict

Natalia Holyn­s­ka, Man­ag­er of counter-traf­fick­ing projects, Car­i­tas Ukraine and COATNET

Codru­ta Fer­nea, Pres­i­dent of Catholic Action Roma­nia, Romania
Pre­vent­ing human traf­fick­ing at the bor­ders and in neigh­bour­ing countries

Hes­sen Sayah, Head of Pro­tec­tion Depart­ment, Car­i­tas Lebanon and COATNET, Lebanon — Pre­vent­ing human traf­fick­ing at the bor­ders and in neigh­bour­ing countries

Mikiko Ōtani, Chair, Unit­ed Nations Com­mit­tee on the Rights of the Child, inter­na­tion­al human rights lawyer based in Tokyo where prac­tic­ing fam­i­ly law with focus on wom­en’s and chil­dren’s rights. Active in aca­d­e­m­ic, research and teach­ing works. Mem­ber of the Exec­u­tive Coun­cil of the Japan Chap­ter of the Asian Soci­ety of Inter­na­tion­al Law

25

Tuesday

25.04.2023

 

18:00 -

 

19:30

(CEST)

 

THE NEEDS AND STORIES OF MALE SURVIVORS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE, EXPLOITATION AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

The dif­fi­cult jour­ney of male sur­vivors: dis­cus­sion based on the book “The way of escape” and the tes­ti­mo­ny of its author Jef­frey Ten­nant a male sur­vivor of child sex traf­fick­ing, explain­ing his jour­ney by recount­ing his suf­fer­ing, his hope, and the need to find true com­pas­sion and under­stand­ing, empha­siz­ing the need for train­ing in order to avoid putting vic­tims in suc­ces­sive revictimizations

OPENING REMARKS & INTERVIEWER: Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Speak­ers:

Ena Lucia Mari­a­ca Pacheco, Researcher and advo­cate for jus­tice, specif­i­cal­ly for boys and men who are sur­vivors of abuse, exploita­tion and human traf­fick­ing. Mem­ber of Glob­al Asso­ci­a­tion of Human Traf­fick­ing Schol­ars (GAHTS). Author of “The needs and sto­ries of male sur­vivors of child sex­u­al abuse, exploita­tion and human trafficking”

Jef­frey Ten­nant, Lived-Expert, Author, Sur­vivor of child sex traf­fick­ing. Career in aero­space and after retir­ing, he has made a sig­nif­i­cant change in his life by serv­ing oth­ers through min­istry and begin­ning a writ­ing career. The min­istry voca­tion came nat­u­ral­ly from vol­un­teer­ing through­out his life, but the writ­ing career was birthed from detail­ing the strug­gle to heal from the pain of trau­ma brought about by being sex traf­ficked. The desire to help oth­ers trav­el­ing the same road as he has, led to the writ­ing and pub­lish­ing of his first book, “The Way of Escape: The True Sto­ry of a Teenage Boy’s Mirac­u­lous Escape from Sex Traf­fick­ers and a Heal­ing Jour­ney of Recovery”

Dr. Glenn Miles, Inde­pen­dent Researcher, Train­er, Writer, Net­work­er. Senior Researcher with up! Inter­na­tion­al. For 25 years, he’s led INGOs and facil­i­tat­ed research lis­ten­ing to sur­vivors of sex­u­al exploita­tion, includ­ing men, women, boys, girls, and trans­gen­der peo­ple, as well as research with sex buy­ers. Glenn teach­es grad­u­ate and PhD can­di­dates, pro­vides super­vi­sion, and advis­es the But­ter­fly Lon­gi­tu­di­nal Research Project (Chab Dai) 

27

Tuesday

27.06.2023

 

18:00 -

 

19:30

(CEST)

 

MALE SURVIVORS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: PRESENTATION OF ENA LUCIA MARIACA PACHECO’S RESEARCH

This explorato­ry research inter­viewed first-hand accounts of 40 male sur­vivors of child sex­u­al abuse and exploita­tion, and 30 field experts spe­cial­iz­ing in male child sex­u­al abuse and human traf­fick­ing. This study uncov­ers and iden­ti­fies the social inter­ac­tions that harm and aid male sur­vivor recov­ery and heal­ing. Dur­ing COVID, sui­cides of men went up 95%, an astound­ing number

This paper also exam­ines the roles played by female CSEA per­pe­tra­tors, includ­ing the char­ac­ter­is­tics of female abusers, traf­fick­ers, and buy­ers (exploiters and abusers)

OPENING REMARKS & INTERVIEWER: Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Speak­ers:

Ena Lucia Mari­a­ca Pacheco, Researcher and advo­cate for jus­tice, specif­i­cal­ly for boys and men who are sur­vivors of abuse, exploita­tion and human traf­fick­ing. Mem­ber of Glob­al Asso­ci­a­tion of Human Traf­fick­ing Schol­ars (GAHTS). Author of “The needs and sto­ries of male sur­vivors of child sex­u­al abuse, exploita­tion and human trafficking”

John-Michael Lan­der, Sur­vivor of child sex­u­al abuse, cer­ti­fied Train­er and Life Coach for the Self-Talk Insti­tute, voice for the voice­less he is the founder of “An Athlete’s Silence”. As an ath­lete, he silent­ly endured sex­u­al abuse and traf­fick­ing from the adults entrust­ed with his train­ing while win­ning gold medals at the Nor­way and Dan­ish Cups. He broke his silence with the TedTalk, “An Athlete’s Silence” and devel­oped the Preda­to­ry Groom­ing Tri­fec­ta© and Preda­to­ry Inter­net Groom­ing© (PIG). He has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, CBC news, and has been inter­viewed for TIME Mag­a­zine and for the George Clooney Pro­duc­tions Com­pa­ny. Board mem­ber of The Army of Sur­vivors, author of two nov­els depict­ing his sto­ry, “Sur­face Ten­sion” and “Cracked Surface”

Jef­frey Ten­nant, Lived-Expert, Author, Sur­vivor of child sex traf­fick­ing. Career in aero­space and after retir­ing, he has made a sig­nif­i­cant change in his life by serv­ing oth­ers through min­istry and begin­ning a writ­ing career. The min­istry voca­tion came nat­u­ral­ly from vol­un­teer­ing through­out his life, but the writ­ing career was birthed from detail­ing the strug­gle to heal from the pain of trau­ma brought about by being sex traf­ficked. The desire to help oth­ers trav­el­ing the same road as he has, led to the writ­ing and pub­lish­ing of his first book, “The Way of Escape: The True Sto­ry of a Teenage Boy’s Mirac­u­lous Escape from Sex Traf­fick­ers and a Heal­ing Jour­ney of Recovery”

Cran­ford Black­mon, Cran­ford is a sur­vivor of child sex­u­al abuse, pub­lic speak­er and founder of LaB­CaF — the FemVin­ci­ble pro­grams, teach­ing you to use what you already have to Fight, Sur­vive, and THRIVE

Mar­tin Pelders, Mar­tin is a sur­vivor of child sex­u­al abuse, author of “The Pump­kin Van” and pub­lic speak­er, founder of Matrix­Men, the first orga­ni­za­tion in South Africa to sup­port male sur­vivors of sex­u­al abuse, also rais­ing aware­ness about the threat to boys in the dig­i­tal space

04

Tuesday

04.07.2023

 

09:00 -

 

10:00

(CEST)

 

NON-PUNISHMENT OF VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING:
ENHANCING PROTECTION OF VICTIMS 

SIDE EVENT AT UNITED NATIONS GENEVA

It is cru­cial to estab­lish a com­pre­hen­sive frame­work that not only sup­ports vic­tims but also pre­vents their pun­ish­ment or crim­i­nal­iza­tion for the crimes they were forced to commit. 

This side event takes place inside the Palais des Nations at the UN in Geneva.

OPENING REMARKS & INTERVIEWER: Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Speak­ers:

Geneviève Colas, Sec­ours Catholique — Car­i­tas France and COATNET

Vir­ginia Gam­ba de Pot­gi­eter, Spe­cial Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Sec­re­tary-Gen­er­al for Chil­dren and Armed Conflict 

Patrick Eba, Deputy Direc­tor for Pro­tec­tion, UNHCR

Dr. Char­lie Lamen­to, Unit­ed Nations Per­ma­nent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Glob­al Hope Net­work Inter­na­tion­al (GILLP) and for­mer prosecutor

Olivia Smith, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Caribbean Anti Human Traf­fick­ing Foundation

Andrea Salvoni, Unit­ed Nations Act­ing Coor­di­na­tor for Com­bat­ting Traf­fick­ing in Human Beings, OSCE 

Patrick Eba, Deputy Direc­tor for Pro­tec­tion, UNHCR

Ena Maria Lucia Pacheco and Sil­via De Rosa, INTERPOL Rep­re­sen­ta­tives

12

Tuesday

12.09.2023

 

18:00 -

 

19:30

(CEST)

 

BEST PRACTICES IN HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION, HEALING, COLLABORATION, AND PROGRAMMES FOR MEN & BOYS

This ses­sion will high­light best prac­tices around the world with Ena Lucia Mari­a­ca Pacheco and with tes­ti­monies from sur­vivors who are now involved in the fight and train­ing against the abuse of male children

 

 

OPENING REMARKS & INTERVIEWER: Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Speak­ers:

Ena Lucia Mari­a­ca Pacheco — Mod­er­a­tor, Researcher and advo­cate for jus­tice, specif­i­cal­ly for boys and men who are sur­vivors of abuse, exploita­tion and human traf­fick­ing. Mem­ber of Glob­al Asso­ci­a­tion of Human Traf­fick­ing Schol­ars (GAHTS). Author of “The needs and sto­ries of male sur­vivors of child sex­u­al abuse, exploita­tion and human trafficking”

Francesco Cecon, Head of the Glob­al Boys Ini­tia­tive at ECPAT Inter­na­tion­al and leads the pro­gramme design and imple­men­ta­tion with mem­bers and part­ners since May 2022. Pre­vi­ous­ly, he worked for sev­er­al years with Save the Chil­dren as a Child Pro­tec­tion Advi­sor across West Africa, Europe and Cen­tral Amer­i­ca in both devel­op­ment and human­i­tar­i­an con­texts, focus­ing on case man­age­ment ser­vices for child sur­vivors of sex­u­al vio­lence, exploita­tion and traf­fick­ing, along with child-cen­tred psy­choso­cial sup­port inter­ven­tions. Francesco holds a mas­ter’s degree from the Uni­ver­si­ty of War­wick and speaks Eng­lish, French, Span­ish and Italian

Per­ry Pow­er, Actor, Speak­er and entre­pre­neur, Per­ry Pow­er rais­es aware­ness of intra-famil­ial abuse and inspires sur­vivors to break their silence. Per­ry co-found­ed “We Res­cue Kids” (a U.S‑based char­i­ty giv­ing free men­tal health­care to child sur­vivors of sex­u­al abuse), is a trustee for “We-Togeth­er” (a UK-based char­i­ty build­ing a tool that allows vic­tims to self-report), and runs a self-pub­lish­ing com­pa­ny called “Pow­er­ful Books”, help­ing trau­ma sur­vivors to write and pub­lish their own book

Nathan Earl, Researcher, advo­cate and pub­lic health con­sul­tant with a pas­sion for co-build­ing resilient com­mu­ni­ties immune to exploita­tion. Under the giantslay­er. brand, Nathan lever­ages more than 20 years of lived and pro­fes­sion­al expe­ri­ence to help orga­ni­za­tions and com­mu­ni­ties pre­vent vio­lence against boys and men, as well as 2SLGBTQ+ young peo­ple. Mr. Earl’s research focus areas include drug-facil­i­tat­ed com­mer­cial sex­u­al exploita­tion, men­tal health chal­lenges expe­ri­enced by those impact­ed by human traf­fick­ing, and male vic­tim­iza­tion syn­dem­ic to sub­stance depen­den­cy, PTSD and HIV. In 2014, Mr. Earl oper­a­tional­ized one of the first out­reach and hous­ing pro­grams for male youth sur­vivors of human traf­fick­ing pre­sent­ing with sub­stance depen­den­cy. Nathan cur­rent­ly serves as a Con­sul­tant with Nation­al Youth Law Cen­ter, The Nation­al Cen­ter on Child Traf­fick­ing, U.S. Depart­ment of Health and Human Ser­vices’ Equi­ty and Human Traf­fick­ing Tech­ni­cal Assis­tance Cen­ters, is the co-founder of the U.S. Coun­cil on Vio­lence against Men and Boys and is a Board Direc­tor at Love 146

20

Wednesday

20.09.2023

 

15:00 -

 

16:00

(CEST)

 

RAISING AWARENESS ON CONTEMPORARY SLAVERY

Vic­tims of human traf­fick­ing often face mul­ti­ple forms of abuse, exploita­tion, and trau­ma. It is cru­cial to estab­lish a com­pre­hen­sive frame­work that not only sup­ports vic­tims but also pre­vents their pun­ish­ment or crim­i­nal­iza­tion for the crimes they were forced to com­mit. Twen­ty-three years after the Paler­mo Pro­to­col (Unit­ed Nations Pro­to­col to Pre­vent, Sup­press and Pun­ish Traf­fick­ing in Per­sons, espe­cial­ly Women, and Chil­dren), the scourge of human traf­fick­ing is far from being defeated

OPENING REMARKS & MODERATOR: Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Speak­ers:

Dr. Berta Fer­nan­dez-Alfaro, IOM Chiel of Mis­sion. Coor­di­na­tion Ollice for Switzer­land and Liechtenstein

H.E. Cindy Dyer, Ambas­sador at large, Ofice to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Trafick­ing in Per­sons — US. Depart­ment of State

Prof. Tomoya Oboka­ta, Spe­cial Rap­por­teur on Con­tem­po­rary Forms of Slav­ery. Human Rights Coun­cil, UN Geneva

Alice Eck­stein, Project Direc­tor of the FAST ini­tia­tive. For­mer Pro­gramme Man­ag­er for the Mod­ern Slav­ery Pro­gramme at Unit­ed Nations Uni­ver­si­ty Cen­tre for Pol­i­cy Research in New York

Orga­niz­ers:

Sov­er­eign Order of Malta

IOM Switzer­land

Cospon­sors:

U.S. Per­ma­nent Mis­sion to the Unit­ed Nations Office and oth­er Inter­na­tion­al orga­ni­za­tions in Geneva

Per­ma­nent Mis­sion of Colom­bia to the Unit­ed Nations Office and oth­er inter­na­tion­al orga­ni­za­tions in Geneva

Per­ma­nent Mis­sion of the Prin­ci­pal­i­ty of Liecht­en­stein to the Unit­ed Nations Office and oth­er inter­na­tion­al orga­ni­za­tions in Geneva

12

JEUDI

12.10.2023

 

17:00 -

 

18:30

(CEST)

 

LES SOINS DES TROUBLES DU STRESS POST-TRAUMATIQUE POUR LES VICTIMES DE LA TRAITE DES ÊTRES HUMAINS — PTSD CARE FOR HT VICTIMS

Les impacts post-trau­ma­tiques peu­vent boule­vers­er à ce point le com­porte­ment d’une vic­time qu’elle se retrou­ve dans l’incapacité de témoign­er con­crète­ment sur son his­torique et les sévices vécus, dans une atti­tude objec­tive qui va con­tre son intérêt lors des pre­miers con­tacts avec les per­son­nes et autorités qui doivent qual­i­fi­er son statut juridique de vic­times de la traite. La rémis­sion et la diminu­tion de ces impacts est un proces­sus très long de soins dont la qual­ité est essen­tielle pour per­me­t­tre à terme une réin­ser­tion dans la société. Les clés de suc­cès de ce proces­sus sont impor­tantes à con­naître par toutes les par­ties en con­tact avec la vic­time pour éviter un proces­sus de retrau­ma­ti­sa­tions suc­ces­sives, de traiter la vic­time comme une crim­inelle, une per­son­ne ayant per­du son équili­bre dont les pro­pos sont peu cohérents et à la lim­ite du mensonge

INTRODUCTION & MODÉRATION : Pro­fesseur Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sadeur de l’Or­dre de Malte con­tre la traite de personnes

Inter­venants :

Joana Her­rmann, psy­cho­logue du refuge genevois du « Cœur des Grottes », spé­cial­isée en psychotraumatologie

Doc­toresse Sophie Durieux, Respon­s­able RSP HUG (RÉSEAU SANTÉ POUR TOUS)

Doc­teur Emmanuel Escard, Respon­s­able de l’Unité Inter­dis­ci­plinaire de Médecine et Préven­tion de la Vio­lence (UIMPV—HUG)

Co-organ­isa­teurs : Ordre de Malte, Foun­da­tion du Coeur des Grottes et asso­ci­a­tion Astrée, refuges pour vic­times de la traite à Genève et à Lausanne

30

Thursday

30.11.2023

 

10:00 -

 

12:00

(CET)

 

HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Human traf­fick­ing involves recruit­ing, trans­port­ing, trans­fer­ring, har­bor­ing, or receiv­ing peo­ple for the pur­pose of exploita­tion, whether through force, coer­cion, fraud, or some oth­er form of decep­tion. It is a form of mod­ern-day slav­ery, a scourge that affects every region of the world. Human Traf­fick­ing is a grave vio­la­tion of human rights, affect­ing more than 50 mil­lion indi­vid­u­als worldwide

OPENING REMARKS & INTERVIEWER: Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Speak­ers:

Dr. Umesh Pal­wankar, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Gene­va Cen­tre for Human Rights Advance­ment and Glob­al Dia­logue, Intro­duc­tive Remarks

Mgr. Robert J. Vit­il­lo, Sec­re­tary Gen­er­al, ICMC

Clau­dio Delfab­ro, Direc­tor of the Depart­ment of Inter­na­tion­al Refugee Law and Migra­tion Law, Inter­na­tion­al Insti­tute of Human­i­tar­i­an Law (IHL)

Pao­la Fudakows­ka, Legal Con­sul­tant, TRIAL International

Alisa Gbior­czyk, Inter­na­tion­al Sur­vivors of Traf­fick­ing Advi­so­ry Coun­cil (ISTAC) Mem­ber, OSCE Office for Demo­c­ra­t­ic Insti­tu­tions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and CEO & Founder,
CYBER NITEWATCH

Ena Lucia Mari­a­ca Pacheco, Researcher and advo­cate for jus­tice, specif­i­cal­ly for boys and men who are sur­vivors of abuse, exploita­tion and human traf­fick­ing. Mem­ber of Glob­al Asso­ci­a­tion of Human Traf­fick­ing Schol­ars (GAHTS). Author of “The needs and sto­ries of male sur­vivors of child sex­u­al abuse, exploita­tion and human trafficking”

05

Tuesday

05.12.2023

 

18:00 -

 

19:30

(CET)

 

CHALLENGES AND BEST PRACTICES IN HUMAN TRAFFICKING POLICY, LEGISLATION, INVESTIGATION, AND VICTIM SUPPORT SERVICES FOR MALE VICTIMS

This ses­sion will high­light chal­lenges in human traf­fick­ing pol­i­cy, leg­is­la­tion, inves­ti­ga­tion, and vic­tim sup­port ser­vices for male victims

OPENING REMARKS & INTERVIEWER: Pro­fes­sor Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Speak­ers:

Ena Lucia Mari­a­ca Pacheco, Researcher and advo­cate for jus­tice, specif­i­cal­ly for boys and men who are sur­vivors of abuse, exploita­tion and human traf­fick­ing. Mem­ber of Glob­al Asso­ci­a­tion of Human Traf­fick­ing Schol­ars (GAHTS). Author of “The needs and sto­ries of male sur­vivors of child sex­u­al abuse, exploita­tion and human trafficking”

Cris­t­ian Eduar­do, Co-founder of “Unit­ed Immi­grants of New York” and “Mujeres en Resisten­cia”, advo­cate, speak­er and edu­ca­tor for anti-traf­fick­ing ini­tia­tives. He is a sur­vivor of inter­na­tion­al and domes­tic sex and labor traf­fick­ing. Cris­t­ian Eduardo’s inspi­ra­tion for his social jus­tice work is to give insight that vic­tims always remain human beings. He a Lead Human Traf­fick­ing Con­sul­tant and Sur­vivor with Shobana Pow­ell Consulting

Hol­ly Wood, Researcher, edu­ca­tor, com­mu­ni­ca­tions and vol­un­teer lead. She holds a BA Hon­ours in Law from Car­leton Uni­ver­si­ty and a MA Legal Stud­ies The­sis sur­round­ing the top­ic of police respons­es to Sex Traf­fick­ing in Ontario Cana­da. She is the Vice Chair of the Ottawa Coali­tion to End Human Traf­fick­ing, and the Chair of the Coalition’s Advo­ca­cy Committee

11

Monday

11.12.2023

 

12:00 -

 

14:00

(CET)

 

SIDE EVENT AT UNITED NATIONS GENEVA — REFUGEE PROTECTION AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING: AN IMPORTANT ISSUE FOR THE GLOBAL REFUGEE FORUM 2023

This event aims to shed light on the com­plex dynam­ics that refugees face when they become vul­ner­a­ble to human traf­fick­ing and calls for holis­tic, com­pre­hen­sive and rights-based respons­es. The Glob­al Refugee Forum 2023 pro­vides a unique oppor­tu­ni­ty for more sol­i­dar­i­ty shar­ing and enhanced access to pro­tec­tion and solu­tions for refugees who are vic­tims of traf­fick­ing or at risk of being trafficked

OPENING REMARKS:
H.E. Ambas­sador Michel Veuthey,
Ambas­sador of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Persons

Geneviève Colas, Sec­ours Catholique France – Car­i­tas France, COATNET

Speak­ers:

H.E. Ambas­sador Jérôme Bon­na­font, Per­ma­nent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of France to the UN and OIs

H.E. Ambas­sador Jürg Lauber, Per­ma­nent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive to the UN and IOs, Switzerland

Prof. Siob­hán Mul­lal­ly, Spe­cial Rap­por­teur on Traf­fick­ing in Per­sons, espe­cial­ly women and children

Vin­cent Cochetel, UNHCR’s Spe­cial Envoy for the Cen­tral Mediter­ranean Situation

H.E. Anna Ekst­edt, Ambas­sador for com­bat­ing Traf­fikc­ing in Per­sons, Sweden

Yit­na Getachew, Head of the Pro­tec­tion Divi­sion, IOM

Belan­cille Muka­musi­gali, Head of Anti-traf­fick­ing and Migra­tion Sec­tor, Car­i­tas Rwanda

Tory Claw­son, Direc­tor, Migra­tion & Dis­place­ment Ini­tia­tive, Save the Children

Grainne O’Hara, Senior Human Rights Advis­er, UN OHCHR

Devota Nuwe, Head of Pro­grams, Refugee Law Project, Uganda

Francesca Piz­zutel­li, Deputy Direc­tor and Head of the Refugee and Migrant’s Rights Team, Amnesty Inter­na­tion­al — Inter­na­tion­al Secretariat

11

Monday

11.01.2024

 

10:00 -

 

13:00

(UTC−5)

 

SIDE EVENT AT UN NEW YORK HEADQUARTERS — HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTATIVE STRATEGIES AND CARE OF VICTIMS

This event aims to fos­ter the exchange of prag­mat­ic and action­able solu­tions that can be read­i­ly imple­ment­ed to alle­vi­ate the suf­fer­ing of vic­tims and survivors 

The con­fer­ence was orga­nized by the Per­ma­nent Observ­er Mis­sion of the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to the Unit­ed Nations in New York in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Glob­al Strate­gic Oper­a­tives, and co-spon­sored by the Per­ma­nent Mis­sions of France, Mex­i­co, Liecht­en­stein, Mex­i­co, Nige­ria, the Philip­pines as well as FAST Ini­tia­tive (Finance Against Slav­ery and Trafficking)

OPENING REMARKS:
H.E. Dr. Paul Beres­ford-Hill,
Per­ma­nent Observ­er of the Mis­sion Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to the UN, New York

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Speak­ers:

H.E. Dr. Michel Veuthey, Ambas­sador to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Per­sons, Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta, Gene­va, Switzerland

Mrs. Deb­o­rah O’Hara-Rusck­ows­ki, DM Spe­cial Advi­sor on Human Traf­fick­ing for the Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta to the UN, NY; Founder & Pres­i­dent, Glob­al Strate­gic Oper­a­tives, The O’Connell House

Kevin Hyland, OBE, San­ta Mar­ta Group, London

H.E. Mr. Anto­nio Manuel Revil­la Lag­dameo, Ambas­sador Extra­or­di­nary and Plenipo­ten­tiary and Per­ma­nent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Repub­lic of the Philip­pines to the Unit­ed Nations

H.E. Mrs. Diar­ra Dime-Labille, Min­is­ter Coun­sel­lor, Per­ma­nent Mis­sion of France

Mr. Mauri­cio Reza Bautista, Attaché & Human Rights Expert, Per­ma­nent Mis­sion of Mexico

Hilary L. Chester, Ph.D., for­mer­ly with the US Con­fer­ence of Catholic Bish­ops (USCCB)

Ms. Alice Eck­stein, Project Direc­tor, Finance Against Slav­ery and Traf­fick­ing (FAST)

16

Thursday

16.05.2024

 

DONATE TO HELP:

Sis­ter Mir­jam Beike:

The account in Dollars:

Bank: Inte­sa San­pao­lo Bank
Account Name : Te Ndryshem & Te Barabarte
IBAN: AL 57 20 811 00 800 00 00 10 33 83 18 02 USD
Account num­ber: 1033831802
Swift Code : USALALTR

The account in Euro:
Bank: Inte­sa San­pao­lo Bank
Account Name : Te Ndryshem & Te Barabarte
IBAN: AL30 20 811 00 800 00 00 10 33 83 18 03 EUR
Account num­ber: 1033831803
Swift Code : USALALTR

Sis­ter Olivia Umoh:

Bank Name: Zenith Bank
Bank Agency/Branch Address: 176 Bogyawe Road, Adum — Kumasi

Account Name: Catholic Arch­dio­cese of Kumasi, Safe- Child Advo­ca­cy
Bank Account Num­ber: 604 100 4065
SWIFT Code: ZEBLGHAC

 

Sis­ter Patri­cia Ebegbulem:

Sis­ters of St. Louis (Bakhi­ta Project)
Account num­ber: 5080524198

Bank Zenith Bank

 Cor­re­spond­ing Bank in Lon­don
Bank: CITIBANK N.A LONDON
Swift code: ZEIBNGLA
IBAN: GB87CITI18500808663076

18:00 -

 

19:30

(CEST)

 

THE ESSENTIAL ACTION OF WOMEN RELIGIOUS CONGREGATIONS IN CARING FOR VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND THE URGENT NEED TO SUPPORT THEM

The Sis­ters will present their work with vic­tims of traf­fick­ing (women, men, and chil­dren), the impor­tance of faith in giv­ing them the strength to act, and the fact that they are often the only ones to pro­tect and help vic­tims when the needs are over­whelm­ing and the appro­pri­ate resources (human and mate­r­i­al) are lacking

OPENING REMARKS:
H.E. Prof. Michel Veuthey
, Ambas­sador to Mon­i­tor and Com­bat Traf­fick­ing in Per­sons, Sov­er­eign Order of Mal­ta, Gene­va, Switzerland

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Speak­ers:

Sis­ter Mir­jam Beike, Sis­ter of Our Lady of Char­i­ty of the Good Shep­herd, mem­ber from 2022 of the con­gre­ga­tion­al Chap­ter of the Order in Rome as Apos­tolic Coun­cilor for Ger­many & Alba­nia. Rep­re­sen­ta­tive at the UN in Gene­va for the Sis­ters of Our Lady of Char­i­ty of the Good Shep­herd. She worked 30 years with sur­vivors of traf­fick­ing in Ger­many and Alba­nia. She is a workig board mem­ber of RENATE and of the Alliance of NGOs on Crime Pre­ven­tion and Crim­i­nal Justice

Sis­ter Fran­coise Jira­non­da, Sis­ter of St. Paul of Chartres, Lau­re­ate of the Sis­ters Anti-Traf­fick­ing Awards 2023. Sis­ter Fran­coise has opened two schools that pro­tect young Thai women vul­ner­a­ble to the sex trade. Sis­ter Fran­coise’s activ­i­ties aim to teach young women free voca­tion­al skills after high school and raise pub­lic awareness

Sis­ter Olivia Umoh, Catholic Sis­ter of the Daugh­ters of Char­i­ty of St. Vin­cent de Paul. She is the Direc­tor of Safe-Child Advo­ca­cy (SCA), a social ser­vice insti­tu­tion owned by the Catholic Arch­dio­cese of Kumasi which pro­vides mul­ti­fac­eted ser­vices to sup­port, rein­te­grate, and pro­mote acces­si­bil­i­ty for chil­dren in street sit­u­a­tions. She has over 36 years of expe­ri­ence in the Social Work practice

Sis­ter Patri­cia Ebeg­bulem, Sis­ter of Saint Louis, Win­ner of “Sis­ters Anti-Traf­fick­ing Awards 2023” in Lon­don. Respon­si­ble of a Shel­ter for Returned Vic­tims of Traf­fick­ing, the Bakhi­ta House in Lagos (Nige­ria). Pope Bene­dict XVI hon­oured Patri­cia Ebeg­bulem SSL in 2012 with the high­est Papal hon­our for Con­se­crat­ed per­sons, the Pro Eccle­sia et Pon­tif­ice medal

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