* Certificate of participation will be provided to all delegates (Professionals/Students) attending the Two days International Conference on Anti-Human Trafficking-Theory to Practice    * Representatives from 15 countries are participating in the conference    * Representatives from 14 states of India are participating in the conference

International Conference on Anti Human Trafficking Initiatives:

Theory to Practice

The crime of trafficking in persons is carried out by different types of traffickers, ranging from individuals exploiting their partners to organized criminal groups operating across national borders. Trafficking in persons is usually thought of as a “Transitional Organized Crime”. And indeed, many trafficking outfits meet their criteria of transitional organized crime groups as spelled out in the United Nations Convention against Transitional Organized Crime. Aspects of the crime are often committed in different countries by criminals not necessarily hailing from the country where the crime was detected. These criminals may have organized themselves to a lesser or greater extent. In some cases the complexity of the crime requires a high level of organization. In other cases, victims of trafficking in persons may have been trafficked by an individual trafficker operating in a local community.

Stalwarts of the Conference

Dr. Ishwara Bhat

Dr. Ishwara Bhat

Vice Chancellor West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences

Ms. Catharine Alice MacKinnon

Ms. Catharine Alice MacKinnon

American Radical Feminist, Scholar, Lawyer, Teacher and Activist

Ms. Stuti Kacker

Ms. Stuti Kacker

Chairperson, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights

Event Schedules

8.30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. Registration and Tea/CoffeeSatyajit Ray Auditorium & AtriumTBC
10:00 A.M. – 01.00 P.M. Documentary film on Anti-human Trafficking And - Opening Ceremony and Book Launch Satyajit Ray Auditorium TBC
01:00 P.M. – 02:00 P.M. Lunch Break AtriumTBC
02.00 P.M. – 04.30 P.MCommercial Sex Trade and Human Trafficking: Trends, Issues and ChallengesBengal Hall –RTC, IICR KolkataProf. (Dr.) G.S. Bajpai Ms. Aditi Singh , Ms. Shirley Mody , Ms. Carmela Grillone , Shandra Woworuntu , Mr. Arunendra Pandey , Ms. Anuradha Koirala
02.00 P.M. – 04.30 P.MCross-border trafficking (National & International Dimensions)Abonindranath Tgaore Hall–RTC, IICR KolkataMr. Roop Sen Ms. Mreganka Kukreja , Ms. Paavani Gupta , Shri Vikram Sharma , Shri. S. N. Sharma , Ms. Sanne Spronk , Advocate Salma Ali
02.00 P.M. – 04.30 P.MClimate Change, Disasters and Forced Movements- Linkages to TraffickingJamini Roy Hall–RTC, IICR KolkataMr. Ravi Kant Ms. Moitrayee Mondal , Ms. Aporupa Mary Soren , Ms. Sayantani Dutta , Mr. Kunal Shah , Ms. Nandita Baruah
9.30 A.M - 10.00 A.M.Morning Tea AtriumTBC
9.30 A.M. - 12.00 P.M.Cyber Crime and Human Trafficking (Present Trend)Bengal Hall–RTC, IICR KolkataMr. Mahesh Menon Ms. Joyatri Ray , Mr. Bivas Chatterjee , Rizwan Shaikh , Rakshit Tandon
9.30 A.M. - 12.00 P.M.Survivor for Justice Rehabilitation and Reintegration (Theory and Practice)Abonindranath Tagore Hall–RTC, IICR KolkataMr. Sarfaraz A. Khan Ms. Nere Garcia Llorente , Ms. Damen Queen , Ms. Chitra Iyer , Mr. Simit Bhagat , Ananya Chakraborti
9.30 A.M. - 12.00 P.M.Unsafe Migration, Armed Conflict, Displacement and Human TraffickingJamini Roy Hall–RTC, IICR KolkataMs. Razia Ismail Mr. Gaurav Kumar Tomar , Ms. Anushikha Thompson , Ms. Jeanne Francoise , Mr. Manabendra Mondal , Ms. Dimanche Sharon , Ms. Ananya Bhattacharya
12.00 P.M. - 01.00 P.M. Lunch Break AtriumTBC
01.00 P.M. - 03.30 P.M.Combating Human Trafficking- Legal Response and ChallengesBengal Hall–RTC, IICR KolkataMs. Ruchira Goswami Ms. Pavithra Roy Chowdhury , Mr. Prithwish Roy Chowdhury , Ms. Aishwarya Deb , Ms. Parvathy Mohan , Ms. Andrian Philip , Subir Roy
01.00 P.M. - 03.30 P.M.Role of NGO’s & CSO’s in Combating Human TraffickingAbonindranath Tagore Hall–RTC, IICR KolkataMr. Joydev Mazumdar Ms. Rajashree Goswami , Dr. Toli Achumi , Mr. Junned Khan , Dr. Aditi Nath , Sr. Imelda Poole
01.00 P.M. - 03.30 P.M.Sharing of Best Practices Models on Anti-human Trafficking InitiativesJamini Roy Hall–RTC, IICR KolkataMs. Sarbari Das Dr. T. Amritha Mary , Ms Supei Liu , Mr. Satya Gopal Dey , 7 speakers from Justice and Care , Dr. Bulbul Dhar-James
03.30 P.M. - 04.30 P.M.Closing Ceremony Satyajit Ray AuditoriumTBC
04.30 P.M. - 05.00 P.M.Evening Tea AtriumTBC

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Indian Council for Cultural Relations
9A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani
Kolkata 700071, West Bengal, India



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