Various members of the Freedom Network are speaking on a panel entitled “Promoting Human Rights and Ending Trafficking in Persons”, a parallel event at the NGO Commission on the Status of Women Forum on March 6 at 8:30 AM in New York. Trafficking in persons continues as a severe violation of human rights around the world. Women and girls, in particular, are vulnerable to human trafficking in a variety of sectors, and they experience coercion, abuse, and a climate of fear in their work. This panel will feature discussion by program and policy experts as they examine the dynamics of vulnerabilities, and the promotion of human rights-based and long-term solutions to trafficking in persons. Speakers include Sienna Baskin, Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center, Florrie Burke, Consultant, Shani Jamila, Human Rights Project at the Urban Justice Center, Avaloy Lanning, Safe Horizon Anti-Trafficking Program, Suzanne Tomatore, City Bar Justice Center Immigrant Women and Children Project and will be moderated by Ivy Suriyopas, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund. For more information and to register for the free event, click here.