Trafficking of Women in Post-Communist Europe

Friday, April 18, 2008
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Encina Hall 616 Serra Street Stanford University
  • Jacqueline Berman,
  • Eva Brems,
  • Antoaneta Vassileva,
  • Donna Hughes,
  • Martina Vandenberg,
  • Simona Zavratnik,
  • Theodore Gerber,
  • Sarah Mendelson,
  • Stana Buchowska,
  • Oksana Horbunova,
  • Daniel Horodniceanu

This international conference will examine the trafficking of women for sexual exploitation, a trade that has rapidly expanded since the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the USSR. The conference will bring together scholars, policy experts, government officials and NGO analysts to discuss the issue from the economic, legal and human rights perspectives. Special attention will be devoted to strategies to combat the problem and address the needs of the victimized females.

The Forum on Contemporary Europe is privileged to sponsor this international conference in partnership with the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, Stanford Law School, and the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research. This conference is funded in part by Title VI, US Department of Education.

Conference panelists and discussants may access conference papers here.

Related Panel Discussion
Audio transcript of Madeleine Rees in The Failures of Identification and Response to Trafficking of Women in Eastern Europe