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Economic Growth on the Backs of Global Workers - Mapping Local Strategies for Global Change - 2016 Anti-Human Trafficking Conference
University of Washington Campus, Wbaltx Intellectual House
Seattle, WA
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Economic Growth on the Backs of Global Workers - Mapping Local Strategies for Global Change - 2016 Anti-Human Trafficking Conference
The University of Washington Women's Center will be partnering with the UW Department of Global Health Western Regional International Health Conference (WRIHC) and UW Advisory Committee on Trademarks and Licensing (ACTL) to host a conference on the intersection between human trafficking, corporate supply chains, and global health.  

The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that there are at least 20.9 million adults and children who are victims of human trafficking. Washington State itself is an unwilling participant in this trade by purchasing goods made from forced labor and attracting exploitation in the areas such as construction, domestic work, agriculture, and other trades and industries.  Although our community has been fighting this industry and at the forefront of the anti-human trafficking movement for more than a decade, the trade of human beings has not only continued, but is flourishing. Human trafficking is the second largest and fastest growing illegal industry in the world. This does not have to be our reality.  We can create policies to deter human trafficking and support those who have fallen victim.

Focusing on three areas: supply chains, human rights and health, we will highlight how to build responsible business practices around the globe free from human trafficking, forced labor, and wage theft; address the global preference  of "cheap" products; offer best practices on how stop forced migration through community infrastructure with holistic support/systems  private and government initiative, and teach healthcare providers how to identify and respond when human trafficking victims seek healthcare services, and more.


University of Washington Campus, Wbaltx Intellectual House (View)
4249 Whitman Court, UW Seattle Campus (E. Stevens Way and Whitman Court NE)
Seattle, WA 98105
United States



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