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  4. The Cost of Trafficking in Human Beings: Report Launch

Oct

29

Thursday

The Cost of Trafficking in Human Beings: Report Launch

2.00pm

Panel Discussions

Public

A new report on the Cost of Trafficking in Human Beings led by the Violence and Society Centre, City, University of London, was published by the European Commission to mark European Anti-Trafficking Day, 18 October 2020.

The report can be downloaded here.

This webinar on 29 October will highlight key findings from the report and make the case for why a gender disaggregated approach that takes account of longer term harms is key to understanding the full costs associated with trafficking.

Trafficking of human beings in the EU disproportionately affects women and only three per cent of the total costs is spent on specialised support for victims. The study finds that the total costs associated with the trafficking of women are almost three times greater than that for men.

The event will consist of contributions by the report authors, led by Professor Sylvia Walby, a public Q&A, and discussion; and chaired by Professor Karen Shire, who has published on the gender dimension of trafficking in human beings in the EU.

This report builds on previous research on trafficking in human beings by Walby and colleagues for the EU Anti-Trafficking Unit, which can be found here:

Data collection on trafficking in human beings in the EU.

Comprehensive Policy Review of Anti-Trafficking Projects funded by the European Commission.

Gender Dimension of Trafficking in Human Beings.

Speakers and Discussants

Speakers:

Sylvia Walby (City, University of London, UK)

Sally McManus (City, University of London, UK)

Sian Oram (King’s College London, UK)

Jessica Phoenix (City, University of London, UK)

Merili Pullerits (City, University of London, UK)

Chair:

Karen Shire (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

This event is hosted by the Violence and Society Centre, City, University of London, UK.

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When and where

2.00pm - 3.00pmThursday 29th October 2020