Tuesday, 29 January 2013

CIUS hosts Forum on Trafficking of Women in Ukraine

Forum on Trafficking of Women in Ukraine - March 22, 2013

On March 22, 2013, the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies will hold a one-day forum on “Trafficking of Women in Ukraine: Governmental and Nongovernmental Responses.” The aims of the forum are to gain an understanding for the persistence of the problem of trafficking women in Ukraine, to heighten public and academic interest in it, and to encourage greater efforts by the Canadian and Ukrainian governments, as well as appropriate nongovernmental organizations, in dealing with it. It is hoped to raise awareness and to stimulate action regarding a situation that has been allowed to fester for over two decades to the discredit of all concerned.

The participants of the forum will include: Elizabeth Zolotukhina (Columbia University), Natalia Khanenko-Friesen (University of Saskatchewan), Kateryna Levchenko (La Strada, Ukraine), John Winterdyk (Mount Royal University, Calgary), and Julie Kaye (Ambrose University College, Calgary). There will be also a round table discussion featuring Linda Duncan (MP Edmonton-Strathcona), Joanna Harrington (Faculty of Law, U of A), Olena Hankiwsky (Simon Fraser University, Burnaby), and representatives of the Ukrainian and Canadian Government and NGO. The book launch will feature: Olena Hankivsky and Anastasiya Salnykova, eds., Gender, Politics, and Society in Ukraine (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012).

The forum is open to the public and will take place in room 236-238, TELUS Centre, cor. 87th Avenue & 111th Street, Edmonton.
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