PODCAST: Modern day Slavery: Understanding Sex and Human Trafficking in 2015

In commemorating the International Women's Month, Esohe Aghatise of Equality Now sits down with AfrobeatRadio’s Delphine Vakunta and Tyrene Wright for the second session in its series on Sex and Human Trafficking and Contemporary Forms of Slavery. The segment discusses the atrociousness of present day sex and human trafficking, current challenges and what is being done globally to address the world-wide problem. 

According to the 2014 Global Slavery Index, an annual estimate of the number of people in modern slavery conducted in 167, an estimated 35 million people are today held in some form of commercial bondage or another. 

Guest: Esohe Aghatise

Aghatise is an internationally-recognized expert in the field of human trafficking whose work spans Africa, Europe and other international bodies. She joined Equality Now in October 2014 as an Anti-Trafficking consultant, having served as jurist, legal advocate, service provider, lecturer and expert on the issue for several UN agencies. She has also taught at the UN Crime and Justice Research Institute, the Norwegian Police University College, the University of Benin, Nigeria and the University of Turin, Italy.  Eshohe Aghatise founded the Associazione Iroko Onlus (IROKO), a non-profit organization working to eliminate all forms of violence against women and children, with a special focus on the elimination of the trafficking and exploitation of women and children in prostitution. Click Here for more on Esohe Aghatise. 

Hosts: Tyrene Wright & Delphine Vakunta

Produced by: Wuyi Jacobs

This program was aired on WBAI 99.5 FM NYC on March 21, 2015.

Click on Link for the first in AfrobeatRadio’s Series on Sex and Human Trafficking: MODERN DAY SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN NEW YORK.

AfrobeatRadio's Series on Sex and Human Trafficking is made possible with the help of a coalition of organizations working to end the trade, including, Equality Now, Sanctuary for Families & The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW).

On AfrobeatRadio on WBAI 99.5 FM NYC from 6:00 to 7:00 PM EST., Streaming live @ www.wbai.org.