Combatting Human Trafficking

Thursday 29 September 2016 / 14:15 - 15:15 /

Stockholm ISDP. Västra Finnbodav. 2, 13130 Stockholm. Click here for a map

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery that involves the recruitment, harboring, transportation and provision of people through the use of force, fraud or coercion. Victims are often lured with false promises of well-paying jobs or are manipulated by people they trust, but are instead forced or coerced into prostitution, domestic servitude, farm or factory labor, or other types of forced labor, debt bondage or slavery.

Human trafficking is among the fastest growing criminal activities in the world, affecting almost every country, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination. Every year, millions of men, women and children worldwide, including Sweden, are victims of human trafficking. It helps finance organized criminal groups and undermines law and order.

Drawing from her extensive first-hand experience from Ghana, Europe and Sweden, Ms. Chistina Wenngren, Project Manager of ISDP’s Center for Transnational Threats, will share episodes from her work, and discuss how we can prevent trafficking in human beings.