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Summer Symposium – University of Cambridge – July 1st to 5th 2019

The CCARHT Summer Symposium 2019
The Several Rs of Trafficking Research.
Research, Risks and Rewards, Refugees, Returns, Removals, Rights, Remedy, Reparation, Reporting, Response, Religion.
Hosted at Judge Business School – University of Cambridge
July 1st to 5th 2019: Week long Senior Symposium.
Opportunity for Graduates in relevant Social Science, Legal, Economics, Technical disciplines to engage with Senior Researchers, Directors of Research and counter-trafficking Projects, Enforcement and Protection personnel. This is an invaluable opportunity for exploring in more depth some of the leading challenges presented by the human rights contraventions, illicit and criminal activities, human harm inflicting and cisruptive ‘trading cycle’ represented by Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery contraventions, in global and national perspective.

I will be talking on Thursday on the panel Recovery:

Dr Ingeborg Kraus, Trauma Expert, Germany
Dr Halleh Seddighzadeh Specialist Trauma Psychologist Executive Director. Arman Centre
Dr Kalyani Gopal Trauma Psychologist: President SAFE network US

Here is the complete program: Program Summer Symposium

European Conference – French Parliament – Paris 24.05.2018

It is a great honor for me, to talk on Thursday in the french parliament. CAP and MdN have organized an European Conference on prostitution and human trafficking in France and Europe. Experts come together to evaluate the situation and compare it from the different perspectives in order to end this form of violence and sexual exploitation.

24th of May 2018, 9 am to 1:30 pm – Salle Colbert, National Assembly.

Programme et intervenant.e.s

Prostitution et traite des êtres humains en France et en Europe : état des lieux et perspectives comparées pour mettre fin à ces formes de violence et d’exploitation sexuelles. Continue reading

International Abolitionist Conference – Buenos Aires May 17th, 18th and 19th 2018

International Abolitionist Conference
Towards a true abolitionism
May 17th, 18th and 19th, 2018 – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, University of Buenos Aires (UBA)
Centro Cultural General San Martín, rooms C and D, 1551 Sarmiento Street.

Organizing Committee: Trece Rosas; Furia Trava; Red Alto al Tráfico y a la Trata (RATT Argentina); Taller abierto de historia de género, Cát. Historia Argentina III B, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, University of Buenos Aires; Instituto Interdisciplinario de Estudios e Investigaciones de América Latina (INDEAL); Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, University of Buenos Aires; Instituto de Historia de España Claudio Sánchez Albornoz, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, University of Buenos Aires; Centro de Estudios e Investigación en Ciencias Sociales (CEICS).

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Conference on the sex trade. Stockholm 02.10.2017

With Gail Dines and Ingeborg Kraus. 

Sweden has chosen to punish the sex buyers 1999, Germany has chosen to legalize prostitution in 2002. What are the results? Which model protects women in prostitution the best? How does it influence the society? Which model helps the best in the fight against trafficking in women? It is time to draw a balance! 


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World Congress on Women’s Health – Dublin 2017

Title: 15 Years after adoption of the legalization of prostitution in Germany, evaluating the impact on and the consequences for women’s mental health.

Presenter: Dr. Ingeborg Kraus

Where: 07.02.2017 in Dublin –

Introduction/Objective: Germany instituted a law in 2002 that legalized prostitution without any regulation in an attempt to normalise it as a job like any other. It was put in place because it was argued that it wasn’t prostitution that was traumatizing but the stigmatization of these women by society. Fifteen years after passing the law, my colleagues in the field of Psychology and I have analysed the impact of the law on prostition itself and on womens health. This symposium will present the key observations based on direct clinical work & analysis of patient studies, of the mental health impacts of prostitution on women involved in the German sex industry over the last 15 years. I will outline positive approaches as medical practitioners to support and assist women who suffer mental ill-health as a consequence of this experience, and finally; to reflect on a number of recommended policy changes with the objective of more broadly improving the situation. Continue reading