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Welcome to the Human Trafficking discussion group

Dear All,

A warm welcome to the human trafficking discussion group. So glad to see you all here. As you know PulseWire is creating a space for women, and men supporting women, around to world to come together to voice perspectives, exchange resources and share solutions on three key topic areas initially: human trafficking, HIV/AIDS and water sustainability.

As someone who has worked on the area of advocacy and outreach around the issue of human trafficking, I have decided to kick-start conversations in this topic area. We already have some experts here in this group and I am sure we will have many more join us as PulseWire grows. I invite you to add your voices in making our conversations rich and vibrant. Do feel free to invite your colleagues, community and friends working on any of the above three issues to PulseWire, and also those working in the area of human trafficking to join this group.

I am sure that all of us have found that there is a need today to consolidate efforts and share information to get a better grasp on the scope of the problem of human trafficking in order to respond to it better. I hope this group will go some way towards creating a discussion forum.

So welcome!

Btw, I had posted earlier about the South Asian conference on human trafficking being held in New Delhi. Link to the post below:
http://beta.pulsewire.net/exchange/events/657

It's happening as we speak. Anyone headed there or know anyone attending? It would be great to get a first person account.
In solidarity,
Ramya

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Elizabeth's picture

My favorite Trafficking Resource Link

I love this link because the page divides the issues into categories. The site is well organized and has a variety of infomative videos available.

http://www.humantraffickingsearch.net/Default.aspx

Elizabeth's picture

Are you familiar with them?

Ramya Ramanathan's picture

Thanks.

Thanks for the link Elizabeth! And no, I don't know the folks at Tahirih. Do you know them? If you do, it would be lovely if you can invite them to PulseWire. (you'd have to share the weblink: www.beta.pulsewire.net and the passcode: voices with them). If you don't know anyone personally there, do let me know and we'll follow up here at our end. Our goal, as you know, is to bring varied voices on the site to enable a rich exchange of views and perspectives.

Elizabeth's picture

Sounds great!

It would probably be most effective if Pulsewire did the follow-up. I am just a messenger! The local Amnesty International group hosted an evening with Mazna Hussain, Esq. You may consider letting her know that someone by the name of Elizabeth was at this event and initiated this connection. The event was at a small coffee house on Monday, January 7th. The website has a contact link. Maybe you could mention the event details and let someone know to forward your e-mail to Mazna. They are an extremely informed and intellectual group. I really like the fact that they are fairly young and seem to bring a new energy to the movement. That's what I took home. They work heavily on the legal aspects of the movement. Very intriguing. Hopefully you will both get something out of it.

http://www.tahirih.org/tahirih/contact.html

Mazna Hussain received her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School (GW). The recipient of a New Voices Fellowship to work at Tahirih, Ms. Hussain now focuses on fighting gender-based violence in the U.S. Muslim community. While in law school, Ms. Hussain interned at Women Empowered Against Violence (WEAVE), clerked at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and was a student attorney in GW's Domestic Violence Project and International Human Rights Clinic. Her coursework research into the phenomenon of honor killings culminated in an article printed in the Spring 2006 edition of the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, entitled, "'Take My Riches and Give Me Justice:' A Contextual Analysis of Pakistan's Honor Crimes Legislation." Ms. Hussain also qualified as a member of the GW moot court team that went on to win the Mid-Atlantic Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and then advanced to the International Rounds of the Competition as a U.S. representative. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Albert H. Grenadier Award for excellence in oral advocacy. Ms. Hussain received her B.A. in English with a minor in Psychology from the George Washington University. She is fluent in Urdu and Hindi.

Thanks for the follow-up.

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