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Maya Soetoro-Ng on Education for Peace and Resilience

August 14, 2013, 12:00pm ET - 1:00pm ET

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About This Event

An estimated three million children are currently exploited in India's sex trade. The vast majority of trafficked women and girls usually come from the poorest, most disadvantaged backgrounds in India: the Dalits, Adivasi and other low-caste communities. Every day in India, 200 women and girls enter prostitution, and 80% of them do so against their will as victims of trafficking. Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion with world-renowned peace advocate, Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng. She will address the importance of ending trafficking and exploitation of women and children. She will highlight not only the challenges, but also the successful strategies that international organizations are currently utilizing in rescue, rehabilitation, and prevention of human trafficking.

Introductory remarks:
Daniella Gibbs Leger, Senior Vice President, American Values & New Communities, Center for American Progress

Featured Speaker:
Maya Soetoro-Ng

Moderated by:
Christina Lagdameo, Board President, Odanadi US

Spoken word performance:
Omékongo Dibinga, spoken word artist

A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.

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Location

Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC20005

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