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Women, Trafficking and Forced Migration


Please join us for the Institute for Women and Girls Annual Conference. This year’s focus is Women, Trafficking and Forced Migration: Global and local challenges and empowerment practices leading to sustainable solutions.

This symposium is set up as parallel event for the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women . Its aim is to further the conversation on reaching the millennium sustainable development goals and suggest ways in which women’s participation can be increased through empowerment strategies that contribute to a lasting impact.

The keynote address, led by Kathryn Hodges and Adriana Sandu, will discuss women’s trafficking and violence against women refugees, and identify current challenges and best practices in addressing these issues.

Following the keynote, participants will be asked to split up into work groups to more deeply explore these issues, and propose strategies for action. The groups will focus on the roles that universities can play in developing sustainable empowerment strategies and contributing to the MSDGs. A white paper compiling all these strategies will be disseminated to all participants, as well as other relevant stakeholders, and used as a platform for action.

Please RSVP by March 15th.


Sandra Guerra, LMSW
Program Administrator, Fordham Center for Nonprofit Leaders
Fordham University
Graduate School of Social Service
113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023


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