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9:30 am

Modern Day Slavery: Collaborating to Tackle Exploitation

March 11 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
York City Council, Housing Standards and Adaptations West Offices, Station Rise
York, YO1 6GA
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CIEH is proud to launch its first Modern Day Slavery Network Conference looking at strategies to work collaboratively with multi-agencies. Working with our Network members, this conference programme includes local, front-line speakers sharing best practice case studies and experiences, joined by speakers across the country who are leading the fight against modern slavery by working with stakeholders to effectively identify, rescue, support, rehabilitate people affected and prosecute offenders. This conference will look at the key role Local Authorities play in tackling modern day slavery, hear how the issues around modern slavery are impacting front line staff and what they can do after identifying potential victims during their routine inspections on food, residential and business premises. Key Topics include: Lessons learnt from multi-agency rescue and recovery planning Multi-Agency Partnerships Experiences and Successes Combatting trafficking: Metropolitan Police collaborative approach Who should attend: Public Health Professionals Environmental Health Practitioners Police Officers Youth Teams Social Services   To book, please visit https://www.cieh.org/events/2019/network-conference/modern-day-slavery-collaborating-to-tackle-exploitation/  

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2:00 pm

Book Launch: #YearningForJustice

March 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
D/L/006, Derwent College, D/L/006, Derwent College L block, Heslington West, University of York + Google Map

Join us for the launch of visiting Fellow Han Hui Hui's book, #YearningForJustice : A mother's musings to her future child. At the launch we will also hear from guest speaker Leong Sze Hian. Singaporean human rights defender Han Hui Hui started blogging in 2007. Within a decade, blogging led her to vlogging, making YouTube videos, meeting people in public, being part of public gatherings, being interrogated by the Singapore police, charged in court by the Attorney-General's Chambers, fined by the authorities, imprisoned by the establishment, and deported by Malaysian immigration authorities back to Singapore by demand of the Singapore government in 2017. Hui Hui grew up in the public eye, from a secondary school student blogger in 2007, to a human rights defender facing the threat of a jail sentence of 18 years and a fine of SGD$600,000 in 2017 as a result of her human rights work. In 2018, Hui Hui was nominated by the International Federation for Human Rights for the Protective Fellowship Scheme at the University of York. Hui Hui’s journey and experience on the Protective Fellowship Scheme has been made even more special by the fact that she will become a mother this year in 2019 at the age of 27. Being on the Fellowship alongside other human rights defenders and Masters students in York - the UK’s first human rights city - has allowed Hui Hui to undergo pregnancy in a country where one doesn't have to worry about the same human rights issues which Hui Hui campaigns for tirelessly in Singapore. Throughout her time on the Fellowship, Hui Hui has documented the #HumanRights situation in Singapore in the 2010s in a letter to her unborn child. The letter will be published as a book by the Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York.

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