Symposium on Human Trafficking

Religions for Peace International
Religions for Peace Japan will conduct an online symposium on the “Current Situation of Human Trafficking” on 24th November 2020, 14:00~17:00 (JST) (16:00 – 19:00 AEDT). Simultaneous translation will be available; all are welcome.

Human trafficking is a serious crime and violation of human rights and human dignity, and deprivation of its freedom. Human trafficking is often considered as modern slavery and it is a crucial issue worldwide. The International Labour Organisation has reported there are more than 40 million victims of human trafficking in the world and they are often exploited as sexual labours, forced labors, child soldiers or involved with organ trades and other crimes. Japan is placed Tier2 on “Trafficking in Persons Report” issued by the US Department, and the statistic shows that about 50,000 people are forced to work for sexual labours in Japan. However, Japanese media merely reports the issue so that the public awareness on this matter is quite low.

Religions for Peace Japan has launched Taskforce Team to prevent and work for the issue from perspectives of multi-faith communities since April 2020. Religions for Peace Japan takes this opportunity to learn from the expertise on this issue, raise public awareness and consider concrete actions to combat human trafficking.

Event Details

Date: 24th November 2020, 14:00~17:00 (JST) (16:00 – 19:00 AEDT).
Organiser: Religions for Peace Japan, Taskforce on Prevention of Human Trafficking
Venue: ZOOM, Online Symposium
Theme: “Current Situation of Human Trafficking”
Language: Japanese/ English (*simultaneous interpretation is available)
Registration: Online Registration is required to join this symposium.
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