What Human trafficking looks like in Belgium:
There are more slaves in the world today than at any other time in history. Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal activity in the world and Belgium is a major destination country.
April has been working on anti-trafficking issues in Europe for 8 years and will share what she has discovered and, more importantly, how you can help combat this terrible form of exploitation.
Human trafficking is a complex and multi-faceted issue, but there are some simple ways to make a positive impact.
She will also talk about how the recent refugee situation relates to human trafficking.
April Foster, originally from Alaska, is the co-founder and director of Breaking Chains Network, an organisation working with trafficked and exploited women in Europe through prevention programs in source countries and education and training for start-up organisations working with trafficked women. Based in Belgium, the organisation works on the streets, helping women to know their rights and options. They also have a drop-in resource center for women in Antwerp where they teach language classes and job skills training and offer community support.
April has an B.A. in Human Services and will finish her Master's in International Community Development in May 2016.
She and her husband have lived and worked in Belgium for 15 yrs. They have three grown daughters and one adorable Havenese puppy.
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