Utdanning for bekjempelse av moderne slaveri
Dette seminaret utforsker rollen utdanning kan spille for å redusere risikofaktorer forbundet med moderne slaveri, som gjeldsslaveri, tvangsekteskap, salg og utnyttelse av barn, menneskesmugling og tvangsarbeid.
Seminaret er et arrangement knyttet til Global uke / Norges kristne råd. Uka er støttet av Norad.
Arrangementet foregår på engelsk.
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In connection with the Global week, initiated by the Norwegian Council of Churches and ADRAs global campaign Every child, Everywhere, In school, ADRA Norway invites to a seminar on the role of Education in combatting modern day slavery.
13.00 Registration and coffee/tea
Birgit Philipsen, Secretary General, ADRA Norge
13.35 The challenge of modern day slavery and Norwegian engagement
Margot Skarpeteig, acting assistant director for the Section for Human Rights, Governance and Fragility at Norad
13.45 Patterns of human trafficking in rural Thailand
Dr. Siroj Sorajjakool, president of Asia-Pacific International University, author of the book Human Trafficking in Thailand
14.15 Life-changing education
Sasiphon Thawhong, 18 year old student from Thailand who grew up at Keep Girls Safe – a protection home for vulnerable girls in northern Thailand
14.30 Break, refreshments and mingling
14.45 Education in conflict settings
Derek Glass, humanitarian coordinator, ADRA Norge
15.10 Panel discussion: Education and Modern Day Slavery – how should we engage?
Camilla Fossberg (Leader Department for Education and Global Health Sector, Norad), Dr. Siroj Sorajjakool, Derek Glass, Marit Sørheim (Caritas – Vocational education/forced labour/mining in DRC)
15.55 Closing remarks
Please sign up for the seminar to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday November 8th.
SDG 8.7 expresses the need to “take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms.” The Norwegian government has recently taken steps to intensify efforts to eradicate modern slavery, which is less about people owning other people – although that still exists – but manifests as debt bondage, forced marriage, sale or exploitation of children, human trafficking, and forced labour, affecting an estimated 40.3 million people across the world, of these, 24.9 million are in situations of forced labour and 15.4 million in forced marriages.1
This seminar explores the role of education in reducing risk factors associated with modern day slavery. Children should not be denied an education because their family is poor, or because of conflict or displacement, gender, ethnicity, or disability. Every child, everywhere, has the right to attend school and get an education. Unfortunately, 262 million children, adolescents, and youth are not in school. When a child receives an education, the whole of society benefits. For girls the benefits are especially profound – if all women completed secondary education, there would be 49% fewer child deaths, 64% fewer early marriages, and 59% fewer young pregnancies, and they would earn up to 45% more than a woman with no education. The risk of becoming victim to human trafficking, child labour or sexual exploitation is less for children who attend school.2 When a child completes their education, a whole new world of opportunity opens up.
Dr. Siroj Sorajjakool currently serves as President of Asia-Pacific International University, Thailand. Prior to joining the university, he was assigned Program Director for ADRA Thailand where he worked closely with at-risk girls in a protection home and helped stateless individuals in the remote regions of Chiang Rai. Dr. Sorajjakool spent more than a decade tracking issues of children in prostitution and human trafficking in Thailand. His book Human Trafficking in Thailand: Issues, Trends and the Role of the Thai Government was published in 2012.