Zeit und Ort

Freitag, 21. Oktober 2016
Konferenz: 9:00 - 18:30 Uhr
Registrierung und Kaffee: 8:00 - 9:00
VIDC/OSCE Workshop 3: 15:30 - 17:30 Uhr
Hofburg, Neuer Saal, Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien


Die Konferenz "Menschenhandel und seine Opfer - neue Entwicklungen" wird von der der österreichischen Task Force Menschenhandel in Kooperation mit der OSZE Sonderbeauftragten zur Bekämpfung des Menschenhandels, dem VIDC und der Internationalen Organisation für Migration (IOM), anlässlich des Tages der Europäischen Union zur Bekämpfung des Menschenhandels, organisiert.

Das VIDC hat Julia O'Connell Davidson (University of Bristol) als Keynote Sprecherin und Ghada Jabbour (KAFA, Libanon) als Podiumsteilnehmerin eingeladen und den Workshop "Migration control, criminal justice and a human rights-based approach - how to serve all?" in Kooperation mit der OSZE  organisiert.

Konferenz Programm auf Deutsch und Englisch
VIDC/OSZE Workshop Konzept

Konferenzsprachen: Deutsch und Englisch mit Simultandolmetschung

Für die Anmeldung bitte das Registrierungsformular ausfüllen, bis 10. Oktober an elke.lidarik@remove-this.osce.org schicken und bei der Registrierung einen Lichtbildausweis vorweisen.

Menschenhandel und seine Opfer

© istock/Anton Chalakov
© istock/Anton Chalakov


Leider ist diese Information nur auf Englisch verfügbar.
Have we forgotten our past? What did we do 30 years ago for the Indochinese? What did neighboring countries like Austria do for refugees from war-torn former Yugoslavia?
What will the millions of migrants in Lebanon or Turkey do if they can’t earn a living? Migrate again? Where to?
How many more deaths will the EU’s inaction cost? What are the EU’s costs for migration and border control and military action against “illegal” migrants? What does the externalization of the EU’s migration control to other non-EU countries cost? What would it cost to resettle refugees to EU member states using population and GDP per capita as a distribution key?
Why does the EU resist mobility and migration when we witness every day that migration can’t be curbed by any means? Why does the EU not develop, regulate, and organize mobility for migrants and refugees? What do politicians get in return for promises to migrants?
If labor migration were stopped, who would pick the tomatoes we buy, clean our homes, streets, and take 24-hour care of our grandparents?
How does the inaction of the EU member states impact Lebanon? How does Lebanon deal with hosting one and a half million refugees (1.1 million from Syria)? How does the deprivation of refugee rights — to work, health, education, residence — increase the risk of being trafficked and exploited? What challenges do civil society organizations in Lebanon face offering social, legal, psychological support, and shelter to victims?
Why don’t we learn from history and from ineffective policies and actions that violate human rights?

Podium und Ressource Personen

Julia O’Connell Davidson

is Professor in social research at the University of Bristol, Great Britain. Julia’s and Bridget Anderson’s (University of Oxford) research on 'the demand side of trafficking' in two sectors – sex work and domestic work – has informed a number of publications that explore that definitional problems associated with the term 'trafficking', critique dominant discourse on 'trafficking as modern slavery' and challenge the framing of 'trafficking' as a problem of transnational crime as opposed to a migrants' rights issue. Julia has been concerned to link her research on prostitution, sex tourism, and 'trafficking' to critiques of dominant liberal fictions about contract, freedom, citizenship, human rights, and childhood, as well as to questions of power. These themes are further developed in her most recent book, 'Modern Slavery: The Margins of Freedom', Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. The book calls for more serious political debate and analysis of the systems of domination (race, caste, class, gender, nationality) that routinely restrict rights and freedoms in the contemporary world.

Ghada Jabbour

is co-founding member of KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation, a Lebanese non-profit advocacy group working on combating violence against women. She is the head of the Anti-trafficking unit at KAFA which focuses on research and advocacy to bring changes in the policies and laws in Lebanon, opinion building against trafficking, as well as providing socio-legal services and running a shelter for trafficking victims. Kafa has been at the forefront in identifying and proposing alternatives to the structures perpetuating exploitation and trafficking in women in Lebanon, such as the existing recruitment processes and sponsorship system applied to migrant domestic workers in Lebanon, the abolition of the artist visa, and the non-alignment of the recent anti-trafficking law with the existing policies and laws in Lebanon. 

Marco Bufo

is an independent expert and consultant for social policies and interventions in trafficking in human beings and related areas such as migration, human rights, gender and lives in Italy. Marco has been working on anti-trafficking issues since 1996 for NGOs, public institutions and IGOs at the local, national, European and international levels. He was Director of the Italian anti-trafficking NGO On the Road for 13 years, coordinating the services for trafficked persons from outreach to social inclusion and the local, national and transnational networking and advocacy activities. He has worked as a consultant and expert for different organizations and bodies (e.g. member and Co-Chair of the Experts Group on THB of the European Commission, member of various Italian Inter-ministerial Commissions on THB, expert for the OSCE) as well as coordinator of anti-trafficking platforms. He coordinated many complex multi-partner projects, ranging from research to field intervention and service provision, from legislation and policy development and strategic planning to awareness raising, advocacy, networking and training initiatives, from designing coordination and referral mechanisms for granting trafficked persons’ rights, to supporting their implementation.