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October 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST
Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking of Africans; When will it stop?
An expert dialogue on policies, implementations and the dynamics of modern slavery and human across Africa.
As the world commemorates International Anti Slavery Day, The UK BME Anti Slavery Network (BASNET) will hold this Policy Diplomatic Dialogue to bring together government representatives from the African Union, North Africa (Ethiopia),East Africa (Kenya) and West Africa (Nigeria and Ghana) to review government policies and implementation approach towards ending modern slavery and human trafficking.
The dialogue will also explore the dynamics with technology and human trafficking by screening a documentary on the new slave market of Africans online through Google, Apple and Facebook-owned Instagram.
Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking continues to be one of the most pervasive human rights violations of our time. Its nature and driving factors continue to diversify with time. These driving factors ranges from structural and environmental, social and community, family and individual factors. The consequences of Modern slavery and Human Trafficking do not only affect and disrupt the life and well-being of the victim, but also affects society as a whole. It has legal and public health implications for women and men, boys and girls.
The dialogue will focus on two panel discussions:
Panel Discussion: Technology and Human Trafficking; an African ordeal (A documentary Screening: Maids for Sale: Silicon Valley’s Online Slave Market)
• Highlight the experience of Survivors from Black and ethnic minority backgrounds as portrayed in the documentary.
• Discuss the driving factors associated with their experiences.
• Understand the new models of technology used by perpetrators.
• Understanding the role of social, environmental and cultural contributions.
• Drawing lessons from victim’s ordeal to impact policy change and the way forward.
Panel Discussion: Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking from Africa When will it Stop?
• Highlighting the experience of Survivors from Black and ethnic minority backgrounds
• Discuss the driving factors associated with their experiences
• Understand the existing policies with some African countries towards the prevention of Modern slavery and Human Trafficking
• Highlight the challenges of these policies through implementation and evaluation
• Discuss the way forward in actualising the needed changes within the sector
• Understand the role of social, environmental and cultural contributions
• Drawing lessons from other government approach.