May 3, 2016, 6:30-7:30pm: Free Educational Program on Global Sex Trafficking

Free Public Program

Presented by SlaveFree Madison 

Tuesday, May 3    6:30-7:30pm

Goodman Library, 2222 South Park Street, Madison


Global Models of Sex Trafficking and Governmental Responses

Kyoko Metz is a cultural anthropologist with over twenty years of experience.  Her career has focused on heritage protection and gender issues.  In 2008 she opened her own consultancy, Context Anthropology, that evolved from heritage survey work in the Pilbara region of Western Australia into a advocacy and research based business employing over fifty professionals.  Context Anthropology also produced documentaries concentrating on gender based issues.

Kyoko’s original focus was on the trafficking of women and children into the sex industry.  She researched two cases of trafficking that ended in court.  One was of a minor trafficked from Albania into the London sex industry and the other was a group of Thai women trafficked into Australia.  Kyoko has conducted research for the Walk Free Foundation, looking at the government response to trafficking, for inclusion into the Global Slavery Index of 2014.  Her Master’s in Global Diplomacy and Negotiation centered on 'Negotiating with Terrorist Groups’. 

Kyoko will discuss trafficking within the global agora. Her talk will touch on the various methods utilized by traffickers and the global government response in addressing sending, transit and destination countries. While much of the discussion will focus on sex trafficking, it will also touch on trafficking for labor and forced marriage.  A reading and reference list will be provided for further information.