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Trafficking of Women for Sexual Exploitation

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 (All day)

Time: 12.45pm-2pm

 

Speaker: Dr Cathy Zimmerman, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

 

Venue: Room 406, Birkbeck, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HX

 

This event is organised by The LSHTM Gender Violence & Health Centre. It is part of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, an international campaign that was started by the Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL) in 1991. The 16 Days runs from November 25, International Day Against Violence Against Women to December 10, International Human Rights Day to symbolically link violence against women and human rights and to emphasise that such violence is a violation of human rights. This 16-day period also highlights other significant dates including December 1, which is World AIDS Day, and December 6, which marks the Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre in 1989, when 14 women students were massacred by a lone gun-man opposed to the affirmative action policies promoted by feminists at the University of Montreal.