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Climate Change and Human Trafficking: Protecting Newly Vulnerable Populations
March 17 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Climate change is one of the most significant challenges of our time. Not only has it destroyed land and communities and displaced millions of people from their homes and livelihoods, but it has devastated the social fabric of people’s lives. These disruptions of governments, lives and families have weakened the already fragile protections of those who become hungry and homeless and made them more vulnerable to becoming victims of human trafficking. Women and girls are at particular risk of exploitation.
Speakers will include:
María Eugenia Villareal, Executive Director, ECPAT-Guatemala
Jonathan Todres, Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law
Olivia Umoh, Director, Safe Child Advocacy (SCA)
Laura Healy, Programme Specialist in Migration and Displacement, UNICEF
Kiana Joy P. Yabut, Youth Representative, Guam Youth Congress