Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Protecting Runaway and Homeless Youth from Trafficking

of children run away or are kicked out of their homes every night.
These children are some of the most vulnerable in our country. Runaway
and homeless youth are easily exploited by traffickers who know the
populations to target and who can easily be controlled. The Runaway and
Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act (RHYTPA)  is a crucial
piece of national legislation that aids to protect these vulnerable
children. The re-authorization calls for increased services, emergency
shelters and more.  We will be discussing the vulnerabilities of runaway
and homeless youth, why the RHYTPA is essential to their safety, and
what YOU can do to help us get this piece of legislation passed.

End Trafficking Project at +UNICEF USA  will be joined with experts in
the field from +Polaris , +Covenant House  and National  Network for
Youth. Please join us for this crucial conversation.

Panelists Include:
Malea Otranto: End Trafficking Fellow, UNICEF USA End Trafficking Project
Darla Bardine:  Executive: Director, National Network for Youth
Jayne Bigelsen: Director of Anti-Human Trafficking Initiatives, Covenant House NY
Valerie Schmitt: Human Trafficking Advisory Specialist, Polaris
Meredith Zauflik: UNICEF USA Congressional Action Team Member

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