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We are thrilled to invite you to an online event we are organizing that will take place on 27 June, 2022 at 5-8pm (Tel Aviv time). The event, titled 'Beyond Criminalization: Expanding the Anti-Trafficking Policy Tool Kit', will launch the 'Alternative Anti-Trafficking Action Plan: A Proposed Model Based on a Labor Approach to Trafficking' co-authored by TraffLab scholars. The event will open with a keynote by the UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking Siobhán Mullally, followed by a roundtable discussion with Hanny Ben Israel, Janie Chuang, Joel Quirk, Virginia Mantouvalou and Maayan Niezna.
The event program is available on the link provided here. The event is open to the public. Please register on the link provided here if you would like to join us.
The 'Alternative Anti-Trafficking Action Plan’ (available here) is an extensive policy paper that was written by a group of ten TraffLab (ERC) scholars who collaborated to imagine a structural response - with concrete policy proposals - to human trafficking. It was edited by Maayan Niezna and myself. The Plan reflects the ‘labor approach’ to trafficking, and aims to offer an alternative vision of how to address human trafficking in Israel given the limitations of the dominant anti-trafficking approach (based mostly on criminal law enforcement and restrictions on migration, with some human rights protections and services to the few identified victims of trafficking) to address the structural causes of severe forms of labor exploitation. The Hebrew version was first published in December 2020. The Plan chapters address migration policy, recruitment, bilateral agreements, manpower agencies, employment legislation and enforcement, family and community, organized labor, and corporate responsibility. It is the result of the collaboration of 10 amazing TraffLab (ERC) scholars who collaborated to imagine a structural response - with concrete policy proposals - to human trafficking.
We hope you will be able to join us!
Take care and all the best,