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icjw & anti-trafficking event at csw 61

ICJW will be involved with two side events during the UN Commission on the Status of Women, which will take place in New York from March 13- 24. ICJW President Robyn Lenn will be among the ICJW delegates at this important annual gathering.

Rita Fishman represents ICJW on the NGO Committee to Stop Trafficking in Persons, who have organized an event on Wednesday, 15 March from 10:30-12:00 at the Salvation Army Auditorium - 221 E.   52nd Street, (between 1st and 2nd Av.). Entitled “ Human Trafficking and Labor: Accessorizing Our Lives at the Cost of Others ”, it will look at how many of the products we consume and the clothes we wear derive from commodities sourced and linked to human trafficking.  This panel discussion will explore how daily consumption and use of such products supports human trafficking and exacerbates the plight of trafficked persons.  Becoming educated consumers offers communities the opportunity to become empowered and work together to end this human rights violation.

ICJW is also co-sponsoring an event on safety from gender violence, together with UNICEF USA and Together for Girls, entitled “ It Starts with Safety: Adding Girls to the Global Agenda ”.