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The ‘trafficking’ of children and young people into, within and out of the UK

Dr Patricia Hynes, University of Bedfordshire

This is a collaborative event between CSJC and the Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging (CMRB)

Wednesday 6th March 2017, 6 – 8pm (Refreshments provided), UEL Docklands Campus, Room TBC

The trafficking of children and young people has become an increasingly debated issue in the UK and the Modern Slavery Act 2015 now contains an enabling clause for future roll-out of Independent Child Trafficking Advocates (ICTAs) across England and Wales for all children who have experienced ‘trafficking’. This talk will outline the findings of two studies related to this ‘trafficking’ of children and the use of ICTAs in a UK context - the first study between the NSPCC and the University of Bedfordshire and the second an independent evaluation of a pilot of ICTAs conducted for the UK Home Office. 

Dr Patricia Hynes is a Principal Lecturer in the Department of Applied Social Studies at the University of Bedfordshire. Prior to this she has worked in a range of roles within refugee camps across Southeast Asia. Her research interests include forced migration in all its forms, including trafficking, refugees and asylum; human rights; and child abuse.  Her publications include papers for UNHCR, the Journal of Refugee Studies, International Migration and International Journal of Human Rights. 



MA Conflict, Displacement, and Human Security Seminar & Lecture Series

Hope for the Middle East - The impact and significance of the Christian presence in Syria and Iraq: Past, present and future

Speaker: Dr Kathryn Kraft, School of Social Sciences, UEL

Wednesday 19th November 2016, 6 – 7.30pm, Docklands Campus (EB.1.62)

ALL WELCOME

In this talk, Kathryn Kraft will present findings of her most recent research focusing on the Christian communities of Syria and Iraq. The ongoing violence in the region has dramatically accelerated the flight of Christians from their home countries. It is now estimated that between 50 and 80 per cent have fled to Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and beyond, many with no hope or expectation of return. Many have become Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), taking refuge within violence ridden Iraq or Syria, the two countries with the highest number of IDPs in the world (UNHCR 2016). 

This research is based upon and informed by extensive consultations with Christian leaders and church members in Syria and Iraq, who are facing danger and crisis with courage and hope. It also summarises the key findings of three extensive research reports covering the past, present and future roles of the church in Syria and Iraq. Its findings are presented in the report entitled: Hope for the Middle East - The impact and significance of the Christian presence in Syria and Iraq: Past, present and future. The report is the result of a collaboration between Open Doors, Middle East Concern, Served and the Centre for Social Justice and Change, University of East London.

International Development Guest Lecture Series

UEL's International Development Guest Lecture Series is in conjunction with the Centre for Social Justice and Change. See flyers below for the events they have planned for 2016-17. 

ID Guest Lecture Series 2016-17, Term 2

ID Guest Lecture Series 2016-17, Term 1