Date: Dec 22, 2023 Time: 03:30 PM
Friday Afternoon Talk | TRAFFICKED CHILDREN, BORDERS, CRIME

Goal 8.7 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals aims to eradicate forced labour, modern slavery, and human trafficking worldwide by 2030. Among these challenges, the trafficking of women and children stands out as a severe violation of fundamental human rights, particularly in the context of the complex socio-cultural and geographical dynamics of the India-Nepal border. There are also significant data gaps concerning the trafficking of children in the region, and limited awareness about existing legislative measures to address the issue.

Bringing together leading experts from India and Nepal, the event at ORF will examine the unique drivers of cross-border child trafficking; the intricate relationship between child trafficking and undocumented migration; counter-trafficking mechanisms and ways to strengthen them; as well as measures for repatriating and rehabilitating child survivors.

Programme

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15:00 - 15:35 (IST)

Welcome remarks

  • Nilanjan Ghosh, Director, CNED & ORF Kolkata, India
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15:35 - 16:35 (IST)

Panel Discussion

Moderator’s introduction:

  • Sreeparna Banerjee, Junior Fellow, ORF, India

Speakers

  • Ananya Chakraborti, Advisor, West Bengal, Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Govt. of West Bengal, India
  • Neelam Sharma, Chairperson, Purple Foundation and Social Researcher, Nepal (Virtual)
  • Benu Maya Gurung, Executive Director, Alliance against trafficking of women and children, Nepal (Virtual)
  • Prabhat Kumar, Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF, India (Virtual)
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16:35 - 16:55 (IST)

Q & A

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16:55 - 17:00 (IST)

Vote of thanks

  • Anirban Sarma, Deputy Director, ORF Kolkata, India

Venue Address

ORF Kolkata