UW Women's Center

Past conferences

Anti-Human Trafficking Conference 2016

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The Economic Growth on the Backs of Global Workers: Mapping Local Strategies for Global Change Conference addressed root causes and consequences of human trafficking and facilitated a solution-based discussion focused on forced labor, trade & business, and global health. The program highlighted discussion on responsible trade agreements that deter forced labor and migration, business practices to support ethically sourced goods & services, tools to identify victims in healthcare settings, and citizen/student interventions.

UW Women’s Center hosted in partnership with UW Advisory Committee on Trademarks & Licensing (ACTL)

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Anti-Human Trafficking Conference 2013

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The Human Trafficking in an Era of Globalization: Forced Labor, Involuntary Servitude and Corporate & Civic Responsibility Conference was a 2-day international conference that examines root causes of the human trafficking industry and develops strategies to prevent and minimize the trade. Program highlights included panels on Forced Migration & Labor Rights, International Trade Agreements, Human Rights, Public Health, How to Improve Survivor Services, Ethical Sourcing & Sustainable Development, and Humanizing the Impacts of Human Trafficking.

UW Women’s Center hosted in partnership with UW School of Law and Seattle University School of Law

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Anti-Human Trafficking Professional Development Program 2012

The Human Trafficking, Forced Labor and Corporate Responsibility Continuing Legal Education Program provided legal and business professional with a better understanding of human trafficking and current efforts to combat the rampant trade of human beings.  Panels reviewed federal and state legal framework regarding human trafficking, the prosecution of trafficking cases, multi-agency and victim service provider collaboration, regulatory and compliance risks for business, corporate social responsibility and best practices, and ethical issues for legal professionals raised by human trafficking.

UW Women’s Center hosted in partnership with UW School of Law and Seattle University School of Law

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Anti-Human Trafficking Conference 2002

The Globalization, Justice and the Trafficking of Women and Children Conference brought activists and academics from all over the world to share knowledge on the human rights tragedy and global epidemic of women and children being trafficked.

UW Women’s Center hosted in partnership with the UW Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and Russian, East European, & Central Asian Center.

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Anti-Human Trafficking Conference 2001

The Trafficking of Women and Children: Challenges and Solutions Conference was the first-ever anti-human trafficking conference in the state where the issues around human trafficking within Washington State were brought forth, including the recognition of bride trafficking.  This conference served as a catalyst for Washington becoming the first state in the country to criminalize human trafficking.

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A sample list of recent workshops, collaborations and speaking engagements:

  • 21st Century Slavery: Human Trafficking and Sexual Tourism of APIs, UW
  • ABA Human Trafficking Summit
  • API-Chaya Vigil
  • Cascadia College Human Rights Event
  • City of Seattle Human Trafficking Awareness Day
  • Contemporary Issues in Global Health Class, UW
  • Everett Community College Anti-Slavery Symposium
  • Faith Action Network & Beacon United Methodist Church
  • Gender Women Sexuality Studies Class, UW
  • Horizon House
  • Human Trafficking & Supply Chains Forum, UW
  • Human Trafficking and Immigration Reform Workshop, UW
  • Human Trafficking Identification Training, Cascade Emergency Services
  • King County Health, Housing and Human Services Committee
  • Newcomers Club
  • Our Global Problem: Human Trafficking from a Philippine Perspective, UW
  • Rotary Club, International District
  • Safetipin: Building Gender Inclusive Cities in India, UW
  • Seattle Central Community College Women in Society class
  • SEVEN in Seattle and Everett
  • Washington State Task Force Against Trafficking of Persons
  • Washington Women’s Foundation Human Trafficking Forum
  • Western Regional International Health Conference