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    Human trafficking: China’s most vulnerable children

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    Date(s) - 04/04/2006
    10:00 am - 11:30 am


    Italian Embassy Cultural Office


    2, San Li Tun Dong Er Jie, Beijing, China


    +86 10 8532 7600



    Entrance Fee

    50 RMB

    Please join us for a talk with Kate Wedgwood, China and North Korea country director of UK NGO Save The Children, who will talk about “Human trafficking: China’s most vulnerable children”.

    China’s people trafficking problem is growing, exacerbated by the pressure for sons, a shortage of brides, and the demand for labour and sex workers in the booming east coast areas. China is trying to tackle the problem in many ways — developing a National Plan of Action on combatting trafficking and participating increasingly in international forum on the issue but with widening economic and social inequality in a context of mass migration,  trafficking remains on the increase.

    WHEN: April 4, 2007 – Wednesday
    TIME: from 10:00 am to 11:30 a.m.
    WHERE: The Italian Cultural Center at 2, Sanlitun Dong Er Jie in the Sanlitun diplomatic district Enter the street from the Third Ring Road. Please bring a personal ID for verification by security at the entrance.
    HOW MUCH: Free of charge for members and Chinese journalists with press cards, 50 RMB for non-members

    Kate Wedgwood has been Save the Children’s country director for China and North Korea since 1994, working with the government and NGOs on projects ranging from health and education to helping unprotected and estranged children.
    Before arriving in China, Kate worked as Water Programme Manager for Save the Children’s water programme in Malawi during the severe drought that hit Southern Africa in 1992. She has also worked in Latin America and other African countries on water and environmental health issues, and spent two years at the Robens Institute’s World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Drinking Water & Human Health.
    Kate holds a BSc from Leeds University and an MPhil from Edinburgh University. She was awarded an Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth in 1999 for services to children in China.

    NB. Please bring your ID card.
    Since the speech is quite sensitive please avoid filming.