Call For Papers: Women and Children as New Tools of Trade in the 21st Century

Women and Children as New Tools of Trade in the 21st Century: Exploring Policy, Research, Community and Legal Frameworks for addressing Human Trafficking

book-stackIn response to global concern about the trafficking of women and children, the Third International Law Conference on Women and Children offers an interactive platform for conversations that will facilitate new and comprehensive ways of addressing human trafficking.

The 2013 Conference will take place from September 26 – 27, 2013 at the Recital Hall, Muson Centre, Lagos, Nigeria.

Plenary Speakers include:

Prof. Osita Agbu, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Lagos, Nigeria.

Prof. Aderanti Adepoju, Co-ordinator, Network of Migration on Africa and member of The Hague Process on Refugee and Migration Policy.

Abstracts for oral presentation at the conference will consider but are not limited to the following sub-themes related to discussions on Human Trafficking with focus on WOMEN AND CHILDREN:

•Emerging Issues in the Trafficking of women and children for Prostitution
•Cultural practices promoting the marginalisation and trafficking of women and children
•Micro-credit financing and trafficking of women and children
•Poverty as a major trigger of human trafficking
•Global politics and human trafficking
•Family institutions and human trafficking
•Policy frameworks and interventions for reducing human trafficking
•The Constitution, human trafficking and the place of women and children
•Problems with trafficking research in Developing Countries
•Funding, Authority and research with trafficked women and children
•Local and International Cartels and Human Trafficking
•Gender and human trafficking
•Silent triggers of human trafficking (request for human organs, health care, religious, cultural and political triggers)
•The media and trafficking of women and children
•Internal conflicts, Corruption and human trafficking

In addition to plenary presentations, the conference will include presentations by legal practitioners, policy makers and researchers. We invite you to respond to the conference Call-for-Papers by submitting a 250 word abstract and 120 word Bio on the conference website.

The deadline for Submission of Abstracts is: August 15, 2013 with notification of acceptance by August 22, 2013.

Full details of the conference, including an online abstract submission form, can be found at the conference website:

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