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 Women Refugees And Human Trafficking In North Africa: Impact And Implications For Security


Online Event

 Women refugees and human trafficking in North Africa: impact and implications for security

 Date: 30 Nov 2022

 Time:  09.00 – 13.30 CET

Register online


This Workshop will bring together experts, academics and practitioners from North Africa to discuss how human trafficking impacts security. Particular attention will also be drawn to the poor conditions in which women refugees find themselves, and the policies developed by North African countries to tackle this issue. Regional experts will evaluate the complexity of this phenomenon and the numerous actors involved.

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Highlights

  • This workshop will look into the security implications associated with human trafficking (HT).
  • Human Trafficking is growing by 5% annually and refugee women represent a high component of this percentage.
  • This event is co-organised with the University of Bari (UniBa), part of the Union of the Mediterranean Universities (UNIMED). Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of Mediterranean (PAM) and FemWise Africa will actively participate during the workshop.
  • This one-day workshop seeks to strengthen the relationship NATO has with organizations and universities in the Region, identifying with them opportunities for future cooperation to promote security and stability.

Background

HT is one of the major forms of transnational crime in the North African region. It also acts as a crime multiplier - its revenues, which also come from the illegal harvesting and marketing of organs, are laundered and used for selling and purchasing weapons, as well as financing terrorism, all of which can compromise international security.
Beginning with local analyses in particular, we will examine how civil societies can, together with the relevant politicians, contribute to building and implementing cooperation strategies in order to initiate prevention and safety processes capable of guaranteeing the protection of human rights, in particular of vulnerable individuals and victims. How these strategies can help break the link between human trafficking, terrorism and violence against refugee women will also be discussed. Human Trafficking is growing by 5% annually and refugee women represent a high component of this percentage. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, the most common form of human trafficking is sexual exploitation (79%) and the victims are predominantly women and girls.

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Subjects, activities and purposes of human trafficking in North Africa: impact on international security

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Zineb Benalla

Professor of Alakhawayn University - CEO Eirene Associates international.

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Jihane Ben Yahia

Programs Officer at Global Center on Coop. Security France Transnational Organized Crime and Human trafficking.  

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Camille Antunes

EU IRU -Europol European Counter Terrorism Centre Online terrorist propaganda and the justifications for human trafficking by jihadist terrorist organizations.

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Halima Ouanada

President of the Tunisian Association of Enlightenment Studies (ATEL), expert on mobility in the Mediterranean and UNIMED coordinator.

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Refugee women and human trafficking: resilience and international cooperation for law enforcement and prevention

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Laura Sabrina Martucci

University professor of Comparative Ecclesiastical Law at Step - University of Bari Aldo Moro

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Khadija Elmadmad 

Law Professor, Attorney and an International Consultant. Director of the UNESCO Centre 

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Dina Fazzani

Project manager in WaSH activities at Action Against Hunger and a researcher in women's empowerment.

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Naela Gabr

Chairperson of The Nat. Coord. Committee for Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons

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Gennaro Migliore

Deputy of the Italian Republic, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM)

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Erika Monticone

Engagement Manager at NATO

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