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Ukraine: Combating Human Trafficking and Forced Labor

March 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

- $30

Join the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana on Thursday, March 23rd at the Bristol Bar & Grille Downtown Louisville for our “World @ Home” Monthly Speaker Series event. This March, we’ll be welcoming speakers from Ukraine via the Open World Leadership Center.

Event Description:

This lecture will discuss Ukraine’s ongoing Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking and Forced Labor crises.

According to the U.S. Department of State, Ukraine is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking. Fueled by Russia’s aggression, the conflict in eastern Ukraine has displaced nearly two million people, and this population is especially vulnerable to exploitation. In areas controlled by the Russia-led separatists, the situation has become particularly challenging. Employment options are limited and separatist “authorities” have restricted international humanitarian aid that would help meet civilian needs.

In a Newsweek report, the result has been an extreme over-reliance on NGOs to raise awareness, assist victims of trafficking and promote legislative reform to comply with international standards. Join WAC’s delegates from Ukraine’s NGOs, city government and the Ministry of Social Policy as they discuss their efforts to combat trafficking and sex labor.

Media Sponsor: 89.3 WFPL NEWS

Event Agenda:

5:30 P.M. | Event Registration and Networking Reception
6:00 P.M. | Program and Dinner Commences
7:30 P.M. | Conclusion of Program


General Public (Non-WAC Members and WAC Free Network Members) | Presentation + Dinner = $30/person
World Affairs Council Paid Members and WAC Host Families* | Presentation + Dinner = FREE

*[Members include: Student Backpackers ($25 level), World Travelers ($100 level), & Global Leaders ($250 level)]

To register for this event:

WAC has recently transferred to a new online ticketing service! You will now be able to register for events and/or purchase tickets online all in the same place with a lower transaction fee. With this change, all WAC paying members (Network, Student Backpacker, World Traveler, and Global Leader members) and non-members will register and/or purchase tickets through the same webpage. Complimentary tickets for paying members can be claimed on the same page. WAC Host Families that are hosting our Ukrainian delegation also attend the event for free, just RSVP with the names of the host family so we have a good idea on numbers. If you have any questions or concerns about this new process, please feel free to contact our office at 502-561-5422 or at contact@worldkentucky.org. Thank you!

WAC Paying Members and Non-members alike — please click below to register for the event:

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About the program:

The Open World Leadership Center, an independent government agency of the United States Congress, sponsors and funds the Open World program, which brings emerging leaders from Eurasian countries to the United States in order to give them firsthand exposure to the American system of participatory democracy and free enterprise. Open World delegates include some of the participating countries’ most dynamic, emerging leaders, who are eager to share their experiences with Americans for a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas.

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World Affairs Council of KY/S.IN


Bristol Bar & Grille Downtown Louisville
614 W Main St #1000
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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(502) 582-1995