Comhlamh First Wednesday debate; Child Trafficking is 21st Century Slavery

Event date / time: 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 -
18:15 to 19:45

Announcing a Comhlámh
First Wednesday Debate
Live in the heart of Dublin

Child trafficking is 21st century slavery.  It is thought that 1.2 million children and young people are trafficked globally every year for sexual exploitation and cheap labour.  The trafficking of children and young people is a largely hidden, highly complex and criminal activity that affects many jurisdictions, including Ireland. Governments and society in general must do more to tackle this problem and protect children.

Comhlámh, in association with the Children’s Rights Alliance, is pleased to host a public discussion on the motion

Ending 21st Century Slavery
“Child trafficking - Whose problem to solve?”

Date:        2nd February 2011
Time:        6.15pm-7.45pm
Venue:      Bewley’s Cafe Theatre, Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Jillian van Turnhout, Chief Executive, Children’s Rights Alliance, will chair the debate. Guest speakers, Muireann Ní Raghallaigh, Lecturer in the School of Applied Social Science, UCD, and Albert Llussa, Solicitor, with expertise on immigration issues will be speaking for and against the motion at hand. This will be followed by an open Q&A session in which the audience is encouraged to get involved.

Tea and coffee provided. Entrance is free but space is limited so admission for the public will be on a first-come, first-served basis on the night.

Come on, join us and have your say!

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Arthur Gaffney at:  Or visit

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Published date: 
Friday, January 14, 2011
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