An estimated $32 billion global industry, trafficking affects virtually every country. According to recent estimates, 21.9 million people are trafficked around the word for purposes of sexual exploitation or forced labor. In this presentation, we will define the term human trafficking, discuss who is being targeted, why it is happening both at an international and national level, talk about where the victims of trafficking are coming from and where they are being forced to work. We will also discuss ways in which we can all work together to combat the trafficking of human beings in our communities. Questions and discussion are encouraged.
1pm Eastern / 10am Pacific
International Rescue Committee
Ms. Regina Bernadin is a Program Manager at the International Rescue Committee in Miami, where she supervises the anti-trafficking program and a project to assist unaccompanied migrant children in South Florida. Previously, she served as the Statewide Human Trafficking Coordinator with the Florida Department of Children and Families. Regina also conducts presentations and trainings nationally, in English and Spanish, on victim identification, service provision and collaboration. Internationally, she has trained on the topic of conflict analysis and resolution and the implementation of anti-trafficking initiatives. Her interest in the development of human rights abroad has taken her to several countries, including Haiti, Colombia, Ecuador, Suriname and Tanzania. She holds a B.A. in International Studies and Criminology from the University of Miami and an M.A in International Administration and Certificate in Non-profit Management from that same institution. Regina, a published author and blogger, is currently working on her Ph.D in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Nova Southeastern University.