Children in Slavery

Children in Slavery – The 21st Century Summit in November 2005, at Georgetown University in Washington, DC

Mrs. Kader participated as a panelist at this Human Trafficking Summit whose audience included business leaders and the international diplomatic community.

They heard from experts who work on the frontlines who investigate human trafficking in all of its 8 faces: sex, war, and labor slavery, sex tourism, Internet Child Pornography, organ and skin trafficking, and ritual abuse torture, which has been recognized by the UN. What made this Summit unique was its attempt to break the glass ceiling and encourage others who are not necessarily part of this arena to become educated, empowered, and engaged in this worldwide campaign to end human trafficking NOW.

Almost 50% of those enslaved in the 21st Century are children. The Summit was endorsed by Jan Eliasson, President of the UN General Assembly, President George W. Bush, The US State Department, Australian Embassy, law enforcement, and business leaders. Mr. Claude Allen, Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy at The White House was one of the Speakers. 

There are great immediate needs worldwide to promote awareness of this plight as Investigative Journalist Christine Dolan, the organizer of the Summit said, “This is a global shame shared by all of us. Every ten minutes around the clock and cross the globe, there are between 15-76 new trafficked victims. This is a global phenomenon with drastically dangerous ramifications not only for society but for future generations to come.”

 As a result of this Summit, the momentum is growing with a worldwide bipartisan international coalition. SSTOP – Students Stopping Trafficking of Persons has been launched.

The International Students Trafficking Summit is being held in DC at Georgetown University Feb 24-26, 2006. This Coalition is  reaching out to all Heads of State and Business leaders worldwide to put the fight against human trafficking in the 21st Century at the top of their agendas. In 2007, The Coalition will execute a worldwide multi-dimensional campaign and join forces with other organizations with one goal in mind – to decrease slavery worldwide. Mrs. Kader is an Ambassador of “Children in Slavery – The 21st Century” 2007 Campaign.

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