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Moreover, often government resources and humanitarian aid that go into the war on trafficking are not directed towards the vital empowerment of migrants and the reduction of their vulnerability to trafficking.
From Prosecution to Empowerment aims to contribute to connecting the fight on human trafficking with broader movements to empower migrant laborers. Its aims are to address how the war on trafficking can be a vehicle for promoting the human and worker rights of migrants, how to reduce their vulnerability to abuse, and how to empower them in the process of labor migration. Mindful that trafficking affects a wide range of workers – including agricultural workers, domestic workers, and garment workers – the scope of the conference extends beyond sex work. Instead, the conference brings attention to a vast array of migrants who are susceptible to trafficking not because of the nature of their occupation but rather because of their limited rights as migrants and workers. They include migrant contract workers who labor under conditions of indenture, guest workers who are denied full citizenship rights, and undocumented workers who face the threat of criminal prosecution.
Addressing the problem of human trafficking in this conference are legal advocates, community representatives and scholars who have worked directly with vulnerable migrant groups including domestic workers, farm workers and sex workers – individuals who are most vulnerable to human trafficking. The main goals of the conference are to situate the war on trafficking in the broader struggle for migrant human rights, to bring civic leaders from different sectors into conversation, and to begin to develop policy recommendations.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. Saturday morning.