A phenomenon known as "modern day slavery," sex trafficking has become increasingly pervasive. A panel of experts in the field discuss their efforts to promote awareness of this horrific issue and combat human trafficking.
They provide an overview of the problem on the international level, and examine the steps being taken to address the problem and bring the trafficked victims to safety.
Michael Cohen (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is Director of the International Affairs Program. He also works as Advisor to the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Design, and Urban Planning of the University of Buenos Aires.
Before coming to the New School in 2001, he was a Visiting Fellow of the International Center for Advanced Studies at New York University.
Shamiso Mbizvo from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
Olivia Quinto is the National Education Director of
GABRIELA Network (GABNet) is the largest and oldest US-Philippine multi-racial feminist, anti-imperialist women's mass organization. GABNet organizes and advocates around sex trafficking, globalization, militarism and labor export. GABNet has chapters in Irvine, Los Angeles, New York/New Jersey, the San Francisco Bay Area and San Diego.
Cortney Rhoads Stapleton
Cortney Rhoads Stapleton is the PR marketer for the RedLight Children Campaign.
Cortney Rhoads Stapleton, PR director for RedLight Children, outlines the campaign's plan to fight child exploitation by increasing deterrents and upping the risks involved for those involved in sex trafficking.