UW Women's Center

Human Trafficking in an era of Globalization


Forced Labor, Involuntary Servitude and Corporate & Civic Responsibility

As a result of globalization Human Trafficking has been made easier and has grown as an industry. According to the ILO’s new global estimate nearly 21 million people are victims of forced labor across the world and 3 out of every 1,000 people worldwide are trapped in jobs into which they were coerced or deceived and which they cannot leave.

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This conference hopes to bring to light these issues and also encourage ways to eradicate human trafficking through education and sustainable business practices. The conference will cover the following topics:

  • Forced Migration & Labor Rights
  • Tools of Social Change
  • International Trade Agreements
  • Human Rights
  • Public Health
  • Improving Survivors Services
  • Ethical Sourcing & Sustainable Development and
  • Humanizing the Impacts of Human Trafficking

Who should attend
This event is open to the public and it is encouraged that scholars,healthcare professionals, social service agencies, non-profit organizations, corporations, students, and those with an interest to eradicate human trafficking attend.


This conference is Hosted by


Co-sponsored By


THANK YOU to our generous supporters: Sunrise Dental* Sunrise for Children* Washington State Labor Council (AFL-CIO)* Horizons Foundation* UW Department of Political Science* Microsoft Corporation* Center for Global Studies, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies* Tulalip Tribes Quil Ceda Village* UW Department of Global Health* Gordon Thomas Honeywell Governmental Affairs* International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 52* King County* West Seattle Democratic Women* Seattle Women’s Commission* Ste. Michelle Wine Estates* World Affairs Council