Alongside this year’s Commission on the Status of Women at the U.N., ECPAT-USA will be hosting a panel event of two activists from our Y-ACT Youth Program and a survivor of sex trafficking to discuss how we can all work together to protect children from exploitation.
The panelists will discuss what makes girls susceptible to traffickers and how they can combat these tactics by encouraging young girls to be confident and bold, to stand up for themselves and for those around them, and to participate in making sure that women are girls can live in a world free from the threat of sexual violence. The panelists will highlight strategies to support the anti sex trafficking movement.
This event will:
a) Spread awareness about a prevalent social justice issue that affects young girls internationally
b) Leave audiences with key ways they can contribute to anti sex trafficking efforts
c) Understand that women empowerment includes our young girls, and they should always be held as an integral part of the conversation because they comprise our future generation of women
d) Delineate myths and misconceptions about sex trafficking