PurpLE Health Foundation's (PHF) founding board member Keisha Walcott and CEO and Co-Founder Dr. Anita Ravi and will discuss
why financial health is a key element in healthcare delivery for survivors of human trafficking. Through storytelling and visuals, this
presentation will cover key parts of financial health as they relate to human trafficking, and the health-poverty trap that survivors
experience, and ways in which the healthcare system can support the financial health of survivors through trauma-informed approaches.
Despite its prohibition under laws dating back a century and a half, violence against health care in conflict is both a common feature
of armed conflict and has profound impacts on populations, both from immediate attacks and long into the future.
The violence forces displacement, lead to emigration of essential health workers, and destroys functioning health systems.
What is driving these attacks, why do they continue in the face of frequent condemnation, and what can be done to stop them
and hold perpetrators to account?
This presentation explores the trafficking of women and girls from Cambodia, Myanmar, North Korea, and Vietnam into
China for forced marriage and childbearing. Through a thematic analysis of 46 survivor narratives, the theoretical lens
of social constructivist feminism is utilised to establish a multi-level system of gender that perpetuates Chinese bride trafficking.
This presentation explores the process and lessons learned in working with human trafficking and modern slavery
organisations in the Middle East and Gulf States. They will explore the challenges and needs of survivors and
organisations in the region, with particular attention given to the importance of recognising faith, multi-cultural
understanding, and the concept of soft advocacy.
The measures imposed to control the Covid-19 pandemic significantly affected the British agricultural sector
which relies on 70,000 seasonal workers annually. The project provides the first quantitative assessment
of the impact of Covid-19 on the exploitation risk for Romanian and Bulgarian workers in the UK.
The study used survey-based approach, policy review and key informant interviews.
We suggest policy and practice changes that may assist with mitigating current challenges and future crises.
The dominant human trafficking discourse suffers from sorely simplified perceptions of the “ideal” sex trafficking victim
(e.g., subordinate female forced into the sex industry by unknown assailants) and “typical” sex trafficking perpetrators
(e.g., callous criminal masterminds who use violence to control victims).
This empirical investigation sought to examine the extent to which these conceptualizations reflect the reality
of a unique India caste where child sex trafficking is intergenerational and community sanctioned.
Presentation and Talk-back with UNL Students in the College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the Social Justice,
Human Rights and the Media class.
This talk introduces a new dataset that looks at the relationship between contemporary slavery and armed conflicts around the
world from 1989 to 2016. Identifying different types of enslavement within these conflicts, and found that 87 percent contained
incidences of child soldiers, 32 percent included sexual exploitation/forced marriage, 21 percent included forced Labor, and 14
percent contained instances of human trafficking. The use of enslavement in armed conflict to support strategic aims is also
identified and found in about 17 percent of cases. We discuss the implications of our findings and directions for further research.
Dr. Durgana will present on the use of statistics to fight modern slavery globally.
From working with the United Nations to field research globally on prevalence estimation.
A Royal Chartered Statistician, and on faculty at National Defense University and a senior
visiting faculty at Oxford University’s Green Templeton College she was selected as a Google
Fellow for Technology and Social Change for her work in Human Trafficking and Technology.
She will review risk assessment and policy intervention.
This study engaged 40 participants across OK asking “What is the nature of human trafficking in OK? Who is currently
responding and how? What gaps are there?” She will present a full deep dive of OK's response or a more general "lessons learned"
from studying a US state response to human trafficking. Originally from OK she presents a local to global view.
Her research includes law enforcement, task forces, tribal governments, victim service providers, shelters, and nonprofits.
She presented her research to the OK legislature.
Working with the Nebraska Legislature, Judi Gaiashkibos played a key role in the 2019 passage of LB 154 tasking an in-depth
study of the crisis of missing Native women and children in Nebraska which has led to a greater understanding
of the scope and causes of this National problem. As a Descendant survivor of the Genoa Indian Boarding school
and serving as the co-chair of the UNL Genoa Digitizing project and supporting Secretary Deb Haaland’s boarding
school initiative, she will discuss the on-going issues with this crisis.