From: Ms. Mirabel Larson < email@example.com >
Subject: Global Summit on HIV/AIDS & Female Trafficking Conference Invitation !!!
The Global Women' s Health Organization (GWHO) is organizing a Global Summit on HIV/AIDS & Female Trafficking. We invite you to take part in the upcoming Global Summit, taking place from 26th – 29th April 2011 in Century Blvd, Washington, D.C USA and from 2nd – 5th May in Vicenza Italy.
Female Trafficking is a human rights issue that reflects a global problem. This case study uses the example of the Trafficking of Women into Europe for reasons of prostitution and sexual exploitation to highlight the human rights violations committed against women, the massive infection of HIV/AIDS among the women, and the social repercussions of the most profitable global trade. This study examines the different aspects that determine a woman' s entrance into the global sex trade, the conditions that define the human rights abuses, and what is currently being done to ameliorate all factors involved.
Many academics, advocates, and governments have deliberated on the definition of and the motivations for trafficking of women. In many developing countries sexual slavery is tied directly to the impact of globalization. In Eastern Europe, the collapse of the former Soviet Union has led to the sudden impoverishment of vulnerable populations - primarily women and children - who are most likely to be affected by transnational prostitution. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) admits, " Trafficking is inextricably linked to poverty. Wherever privation and economic hardship prevail, there will be those destitute and desperate enough to enter into the fraudulent employment schemes that are the most common intake systems in the world of trafficking.
There are various United Nations agreements that work to stop the trade in women, including studies and reports completed by the International Labor Organization (ILO) in regard to the working conditions of the women who are trafficked. National laws exist which govern how the women are treated after arrest and regarding deportation in accordance with immigration laws, there has also been an effort on the part of the European Union to regulate the trafficking and smuggling of women in light of migration laws.
The Global Summit on HIV/AIDS & Female Trafficking will:
‧ Provide a forum in which key scientific and practice-based research, best practice, lessons learned and gaps in knowledge are addressed;
‧ Present strong evidence to influence leaders, including key policy makers and donors, to increase their commitment to HIV/AIDS, care and treatment, undertake responsible action and be more accountable;
‧ To build a common understanding among participants on trafficking issues and their impact on women and children in general, and on their sexual and reproductive health and rights in particular;
‧ To identify possible partners for implementation.
‧ To review and discuss the conceptual framework document;
‧ To identify approaches, methods and good practices for tackling trafficking issues;
‧ Maximize opportunities for the participation in conference and programme planning of those engaged in evidence-based responses – scientists, members of marginalized communities especially those most vulnerable to HIV/AIDS & Female Trafficking, including women, girls, and young people;
‧ Improve public awareness of the continued impact of and global response to HIV/AIDS & Female Trafficking through enhanced media coverage.
‧ Reach a wider audience through the webcasting of conference proceedings to regional sub-conferences/meetings and through the availability of conference sessions online;
The summit will deliver interactive workshop sessions that will enable delegates to share best practice, exchange ideas, empower each other and discuss the latest research findings
If you are interested to participate and want to represent your country, you may contact the secretariat of the organizing committee by email (firstname.lastname@example.org
) for more information.
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Ms. Mirabel Larson
Global Women' s Health Organization