Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, August 14, the Center for American Progress will host world-renowned peace advocate Maya Soetoro-Ng for a discussion on the importance of ending the trafficking and exploitation of women and children.
An estimated 3 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 percent of them do so against their will as victims of trafficking. Soetoro-Ng will highlight both the challenges associated with ending the exploitation of women and children as well as the successful strategies that organizations are using to rescue and rehabilitate victims, and to prevent human trafficking in the long term.
Daniella Gibbs Léger, Senior Vice President, American Values & New Communities
Maya Soetoro-Ng, Peace Advocate and Assistant Professor, University of Hawaii
Christina Lagdameo, Board President, Odanadi US
Spoken word performance:
Omékongo Dibinga, spoken word artist
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
12:00 p.m. ET – 1:00 p.m. ET
A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.
Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005