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.
Daniella Gibbs Leger, Senior Vice President, American Values & New Communities, Center for American Progress
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.