NEWS UPDATE: Lecture 2012
March 15, 2012
The panel for the 2012 Women of the Year Lecture has now been announced.
The 2012 Women of the Year Lecture will address the topic: “Human trafficking is modern day slavery. It is a growing, organised and lucrative crime and above all else it is a gross violation of a person’s dignity and human rights. It is rooted in inequality, particularly global inequities and poverty”.
Together with a distinguished panel, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC will debate the impact of human trafficking on women and girls and examine how cities planning for major Sporting Events can guard against the predictable rise in statistics related to trafficking during such events, and provide more protection for the victims of this activity.
Baroness Helena Kennedy QC will be joined on the panel by:
• Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE, Paralympic gold medallist and non party political crossbench peer in the House of Lords
• Juliet Singer, Consultant on human trafficking & missing persons issues at STOP UK. STOP (Trafficking UK) is a charity working to support trafficked people and raise awareness of the urgent problem of modern day slavery in the UK.
• Ronke Phillips, Correspondent for ITV’s London Tonight. Ronke has worked on several high profile journalistic investigations involving children trafficked into the UK from Africa. These include the case of Victoria Climbie (who was murdered by the woman who trafficked her and passed her off as her daughter) and of the boy known as “Adam”, whose torso was found in the Thames in 2001. In March 2011 Ronke discovered that the torso belonged to a 6-year old boy, Ikpomwosa, who was trafficked from Nigeria.
Place: The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS
Date: Monday 23rd April 2012
Time: Lecture & Reception afterwards 6.15pm – 9.00pm
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