Taken: Exposing Global LGBTQ Human Trafficking Seeking International LGBTQ2+ Access to Justice

Event Details

Jun 09, 2020

12:00PM-1:15PM EDT

Remote

Complimentary

This June, the Thomson Reuters Institute is proud to announce the third installment of an eight-part series of thought leadership webinars devoted to advancing international LGBTQ2+ access to justice.

In 2017, a ten-year study conducted by anti-slavery group Polaris of over 40,000 reported cases of alleged human trafficking revealed that LGBTQ youth made up a disproportionately high percentage of victims across the United States. Whether through in-person or remote encounters, LGBTQ minors experience myriad forms of force, fraud or coercion on a routine basis. Please join us for an important and timely conversation examining the ongoing plight of LGBTQ trafficking victims across the globe. Our presenters will address social and economic shortcomings contributing to this global epidemic and discuss how professionals and companies can work together to help stem the rising tide.

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Why You Should Attend

  • As one of the world’s most ethical companies, Thomson Reuters considers this event an honor and ethical obligation to connect passionate advocates for LGBTQ2+ rights and representation with key power brokers and influencers from across professional services
  • Our program pivots upon actionable opportunities for engaged individuals to help effect meaningful change at a moment of great unrest for the LGBTQ community
  • Attendees will gain critical guidance to help expedite their own career trajectory and expand their professional network

    Who Should Attend

  • LGBTQ professionals, allies, influencers and power brokers from across industries
  • Diversity & Inclusion professionals
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Human Resources Professionals

    Related Webinars

    Interested in attending other LGBTQ-themed-webinars? Register or request on-demand access through the links below:

    “On the Basis of Sex”: LGBTQ Employment Rights at the Crossroads – June 3, 2020

    A House Divided: Pathways of Remediation for the LGBTQ2+ Community and Law Enforcement – June 4, 2020

    Fellow Travelers: Encouraging LGBTQ Self-Identification in the Workplace – June 10, 2020

    Original Sin: Religiosity, Same-Sex Desire & Institutionalized Homophobia – June 17, 2020

    Spectacular Bodies: Privacy, Public Identity & LGBTQ2+ Personality – June 18, 2020

    Building Bridges: Supporting Transition in the Workplace – June 19, 2020

    Becoming: Supporting the Transgender Journey – June 23, 2020

    We also are actively recruiting LGBTQ+ thought leaders to contribute to our brand new Outspoken LGBTQ2+ leadership blog.

  • Event Co-Chairs

    Shelley L. Craig

    Professor, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work University of Toronto

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    Lynly Egyes

    Legal Director, Transgender Law Center

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    Ashley Franssen-Tingley

    Director of Stakeholder Relations, The Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking

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    Kieran Guilbert

    Slavery and Trafficking Editor, Thomson Reuters Foundation

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    Gina Jurva, Esq.

    Manager, Enterprise Content – Corporates & Government, Thomson Reuters

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    Kate Keisel

    Chief Executive Officer, Sanar Institute

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    Event Details

    Tuesday, Jun 09

    12:00 PM EDT
    Taken: Exposing Global LGBTQ Human Trafficking

    In 2017, a ten-year study conducted by anti-slavery group Polaris of over 40,000 reported cases of alleged human trafficking revealed that LGBTQ youth made up a disproportionately high percentage of victims across the United States. Whether through in-person or remote encounters, LGBTQ minors experience myriad forms of force, fraud or coercion on a routine basis. This workshop examines the disturbing plight of LGBTQ trafficking victims across the globe. Our presenters will address social and economic shortcomings contributing to this global epidemic and discuss how professionals and companies can work together to help stem this rising tide.

    Moderator:
    Gina Jurva, Esq. Manager, Enterprise Content, Thought Leadership, LEI, Thomson Reuters

    Panelists:
    Shelley L. Craig, Canada Research Chair in Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Professor, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work University of Toronto
    Lynly Egyes, Legal Director, Transgender Law Center
    Ashley Franssen-Tingley, Director of Stakeholder Relations, The Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking
    Kieran Guilbert, Slavery and Trafficking Editor, Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Kate Keisel, Chief Executive Officer, Sanar Institute

    1:15 PM EDT
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