Lecture: “International Situation on Prostitution and Trafficking in Human Beings: A Feminist Analysis”
April 8, 2010 4:00 PM
Irwin Hall – Conference Room, Beirut campus
The lecture will be given by Ms. Gunilla S. Ekberg.
Biography of Ms. Gunilla S. Ekberg:
Gunilla S. Ekberg is a Canadian-Swedish lawyer and international expert on human rights, gender equality and violence against women. In 2007, she was appointed co-executive director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women International, an international non-governmental organization established in 1988 that promotes women’s human rights by working internationally to combat sexual exploitation in all its forms. Prior to this appointment, Ekberg held the position of special advisor to the Swedish government on trafficking in human beings for five and a half years, responsible for developing public and legislative policy. She regularly acts as an expert on trafficking in human beings to international bodies and to national parliamentary commissions developing measures on trafficking in human beings.
Ekberg has developed and coordinated a number of multilateral projects and programs on prostitution and trafficking in humans and male violence against women and girls, including on how to set up shelters for victims of prostitution and trafficking for sexual purposes. She has published on the subjects and has developed and conducted workshops and programs for key actors on government and grassroots levels, as well as with the public nationally and internationally. In 2005, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) asked her to evaluate the mandate of the National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Women in Nepal.