Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Crucial conversations on human trafficking in WNC - Feb. 24th

This annual and much-anticipated event will focus this year on Human Trafficking in North Carolina. Human Trafficking involves the illegal trade of people to perform sexual acts or forced labor. At this event, three women will share valuable information about various aspects of Human Trafficking, including its background, available programs to help victims and potential legislation used to combat it. NC rates in the top ten states in the nation in trafficking violations and active policy changes must be addressed to halt this form of modern day human slavery.


Libby Coles

Chair of the NC Human Trafficking Commission and founder/Executive Director of Justice Matters which assists survivors of human trafficking. 

Christine Shaw Long 

Director of the Salvation Army’s Social Ministries and founder of their Project FIGHT, now located in five regions in NC. This program works with survivors and organizations statewide to eradicate human trafficking.


Senator Terry Van Duyn

Minority Whip of the NC State Senate and currently serving on these committees impacting human trafficking: Health Care, Judiciary, Transportation, Appropriations on Health and Human Services, Finance, and Ways and Means. Terry will discuss the status of Posting Law Legislation, currently available in many states but not NC. Posting laws provide access to victim escape and assistance and is a critical loophole in the state’s current policies.

Register today by clicking the link above.
Pay at the door. $15

Due to budget restrictions, your registration will obligate you to pay for your lunch.


Women for Women was formed in 2005 to improve the lives of women and girls through effective charitable giving. An initiative of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, Women for Women has distributed more than $2.75 million in grants.

No comments: