WATCH: Prostitution and Sex Trafficking Addressed at Wheelock International Conference


Speaking at Wheelock College’s 2013 Conference, Global Challenges and Opportunities for Children, Youth, and Families, panelists discuss “Prostitution, Trafficking, Human Rights: Political, Economic & Gendered Dimensions.”

The panel focuses on ways that women and children are coerced into the sex industry and the forces driving demand. It examines how and why prostitution and sex trafficking are structural problems to be addressed on a local, national and global level. Prostitution and trafficking are reframed from personal morality to the notion of human rights violations.

The panelists are:
Prof. Gail Dines of Wheelock College
Norma Ramos, Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women
Cherie Jiminez, Director of the Josephine Butler EVA Center
Leila Asadi of the Radcliffe Institute for Advance Studies