Human trafficking and organized crime

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In this session, Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera from George Mason University will present her paper on the current security risks faced by migrant women and girls along their journey to the United States. After this intervention, Faith Tunde-Yara will present on organ trafficking, focusing on the phenomenon of victim-donors becoming organ brokers and recruiting ‘victims’ to sustain the illegal organ industry. Ekaterina Porras Sivolobova will deliver a presentation on the migration cycle of Sierra Leonean woman domestic workers as victims of human trafficking in Oman. After that, Gopala Sasie Rekha will introduce research on the reintegration process of sex trafficked victims in Indonesia and their family, and the role of NGOs in this process. The session will conclude with a presentation by Jacques Marcoux on the role of technology such as Project Arachnid on the distribution of ‘child sexual abuse material’ (CSAM) globally.

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Ekaterina Porras Sivolobova

Founder and Director of Do Bold.

Gopala Sasie Rekha

Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Winchester, Faculty of Law, Crime & Justice. Research focus and interest: human trafficking and modern slavery in South Asia and the reintegration of victims and families (victims and the traffickers).

Faith Tunde-Yara

Nigerian Lawyer and Legal Researcher with a Masters of Law in Human Rights Law from the University of Cape Town, currently pursuing a doctorate degree at same university and exploring a niche in organ trafficking research and its obtainable variations in Africa.

Guadalupe Correa Cabrera

Professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. Areas of expertise: Mexico-US relations, organized crime, immigration, border security, social movements and human trafficking. Past President of the Association for Borderlands Studies (ABS). Co-editor of the International Studies Perspectives journal (ISP, Oxford University Press).

Leo Lin

Director, Institute for Asian Crime and Security - USA.

Jacques Marcoux

Research director in the online sexual abuse space, with decades experience as a data analyst, programmer, investigative reporter and commercial intelligence sectors.

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