The first ever Global Online Counter Child Trafficking Conference will take place October 16-18th, and two FTS frontline partners will be featured speakers, alongside many global experts about the latest anti-trafficking techniques and innovations.
Based completely online, the conference aims to be the largest anti-trafficking gathering of the business, education, government, health care, law enforcement and non-profit sectors. Registration and participation is free and open to the public at counterchildtrafficking.org, and attendees will have the chance to connect and share and learn from others in the field.
FTS’ frontline partner in India, MSEVMVS, will be represented by Rajneesh Kumar Yadav, who will discuss community-based approaches to ending slavery. He will base his workshop on MSEMVS’ work with over 270 local groups undertaking rescue, rehabilitation and reintegration. He will share strategies for enabling residents to face up to the realities of trafficking and slavery, especially its effects on children; set their own priorities for addressing its root causes; enlist local government and police to do their job; trace and liberate children; help children recover and rebuild their lives within the community; and join together with other communities that are doing similar work.
Bismark Quartey of FTS’ partner Participatory Development Associates in Ghana will discuss methods for changing norms around child protection through participatory learning techniques. Highlighting a recently-piloted FTS project to combat child slavery and child labor in gold mining communities in Ghana, he will explain how, through a well-planned facilitated process, communities can come to the realization that they are able to promote, protect and fulfill children’s rights.
The conference is an unprecedented opportunity for sharing and learning from frontline practice, experience and expertise.
See you online next week!