Fighting Trafficking Through Legislation and Partnerships


September 21 | 2:45-3:45 PM | Room Ingman

This presentation will provide an overview of the political framework that has surrounded human trafficking in South Dakota and the many ways that it is currently being changed through the passing of new legislation. The male-dominated government positions typically have more influence and decision-making power. Women in government are challenging this, and are working to bring people to the table for conversations that challenge their long-held beliefs. Creating alliances of women from all socioeconomic backgrounds is important in order to partner together to combat trafficking. Additionally, it is important to utilize the current systems in place, including government programs, to use a systemic approach in identifying and combating trafficking in the Midwest.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Discuss the political framework that has surrounded human trafficking in South Dakota
  • Explain the importance of alliances by women of all socioeconomic backgrounds to partner together to combat trafficking.
  • Discuss the importance of utilizing the current systems in place

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