Disabled Trafficking Victims
Mark Sherry | September 11 | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Room 2591
Many disabled victims of human trafficking are ignored, both by disability organizations and by human trafficking organizations. This presentation will give many examples of disabled victims of human trafficking and will challenge advocates to be more aware of these victims. It will examine a wide range of impairments - people who are blind, amputees, people with physical impairments, cognitive impairments, psychiatric impairments, explaining how all of these groups are exploited in various ways in the sex industry and in forced labor. Finally, the presentation will provide many strategies and suggestions on how to respond more appropriately to disabled victims of trafficking.