Speeches

Major Public Speaking Engagements by Dr. Juliette Engel on the Topic of

Human Trafficking and Accompanying Media

 

 

1995 – UN Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing: “Women’s Rights in the Russian Federation.” UN documents.

 

1994 – UN Preparatory Conference, Vienna: “Conditions in Birth Houses in the Former USSR – The Need For Women’s Health Reform.” UN documents.

 

1996 – Women’s Economic and Business Forum, Moscow: “Including Women’s Health in Economic Planning.” Covered in newspapers and Soviet Women’s World magazine.

 

1996 – American Association of University Women, Moscow: “Women’s Health and Human Trafficking as an Economic Issue.”

 

1997 - 1998 – Town Meetings in Murmansk, Petrozavodsk, Yaroslavl, St. Petersburg, Veliki Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Uglich and Moscow, Russia:  “Human Trafficking as a Threat to the Russian Population.”  Covered by local/regional television, radio and newsprint.

 

1999 -  Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Vienna:  “Stop Selling Your Children – Human Trafficking in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.”  Covered by Radio Free Europe and international media.

 

1999 – CSCE/Helsinki Commission - US Congressional Delegation to Russia, St. Petersburg: “Human Trafficking as a Global Criminal Business.” Covered in local, national and international medial.

 

1999 – Russian State Duma, Legislative Committee on Organized Crime and Corruption, Moscow: “Human Trafficking and Organized Crime in the Russian Federation.”  Covered in internal newsletters.

 

1999 – XVI Soroptimist International Convention, Helsinki, Finland:  “Threat of Human Trafficking to the World’s Women and Girls.” Covered in local and international media, publications of organization.

 

1999 – Ukrainian Parliament, Kiev:  “Human Trafficking for Prostitution and Slavery – Linkages to Russian and Ukrainian Organized Crime.” Covered on local/regional television, radio and newspapers.

 

2000 – Moscow City Duma, Moscow: “Human Trafficking – Russia as a Sending, Receiving and Transit Country for Trafficked Children.” Covered on national and international television, radio and newspapers.

 

2000 – International Women’s Forum, Irkutsk, Siberia:  “Human Trafficking.”  Covered in local/regional television, radio and newspapers.

 

2000 – 2001 – Town Meetings in Rostov-On-Don, Voronesh, Novocherkask, Nalchik, Kaminsk, Taganrog, Russia:  “Human Trafficking as a Threat to the Russian Population.”  Covered on local/regional television, radio and newspapers.

 

2001 – Launch of MiraMed Public Information Campaign with speeches by Dr. Engel in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Veliki Novgorod, Petrozavodsk, Nizhny Novgorod and Yaroslavl: “Don’t Get Hooked by False Promises – Get the Facts!”  Covered by national and international television, radio and newsprint.

 

2001 – Anniversary of Founding of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia: “Human Trafficking as a Crime Against Russia’s Children.”  Covered in local/regional television, radio and newspapers.

 

2002 -  27th Special Session of the General Assembly, Special Session on Children, United Nations, New York:  “Child Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking in Russia.”  Covered in UN publications and radio interviews.

 

2002 -  Opening of the MiraMed “Moms and Babies” Center in Moscow, Speech to City Government, Moscow: “Protecting Vulnerable Populations from Exploitation in Moscow.”  Covered by local/regional television, radio and newspapers.

 

2002 – Trans-Balkan International Anti-Trafficking Conference, Greece:  “Effective Public Information Campaigns Against Human Trafficking.”  Covered by local/regional media.

 

2002 – Vatican Conference on International Human Trafficking, Vatican City: “Human Trafficking as a Health and Security as well as a Human Rights Issue.”  Covered in Vatican publications and international wire services.

 

2002 – Gregorian University Lecture to Bishops, Rome: “Protection of Vulnerable Populations Through Acts of Charity and Hospitality.”  Covered by University publications.

 

2002 – Dominican Sisters, Motherhouse, Detroit:  “Exploitation of Vulnerable Children by Criminal Traffickers – A Role of Prevention for the Catholic Church.”  Dominican newsletter.

 

2002 – Ablate House, Washington DC: “Exploitation of Vulnerable Children by Criminal Traffickers – A Role of Prevention for the Catholic Church.”

 

2003 - Pathbreaking Strategies in the Global Fight Against Sex Trafficking sponsored by the U.S. State Department Office to Monitor and Combat Human Trafficking, Washington DC: “Human Trafficking Contributing to the Global Spread of AIDS and other STDs.”  Covered by national and international media.

 

2003 – United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, New York:  “Trafficking of Women and Girls from Eastern Europe and Russia for Purposes of Prostitution.” Covered by Voice of America and Radio Liberty.

 

2004 – High Level Government/Law Enforcement Trainings in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Petrozavodsk, Yaroslavl and Nizhny Novgorod, Russia:  “Implementing Protocol and Plan of Action to Counter Human Trafficking in the Russian Federation.”

 

2004 – US Embassy in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan Human Rights Guest Lecturer, Ashgabat:  “Human Trafficking from Central Asia.”

 

2004 – International Organization of Migration, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan:  “Illegal Migration Resulting in Human Trafficking.”

 

2004 – University of Turkmenistan, Ashgabat: “Human Rights, Women’s Rights and Protecting Vulnerable Populations.”

 

2005 – European Commission, Strasbourg, France: “Human Trafficking from Russia to Europe.”

 

2005 – XV International HIV/AIDS Conference, Bankok, Thailand:  “HIV/AIDS as a Global Threat to Women’s Health.” Local and international news, conference newsletters.

 

2005 – Project Launch – Safe Return and Recovery, Stockholm:  “Trafficking from Russia to Sweden for Labor and Prostitution.”  Covered by Swedish media.

 

2005 – City Administration of Oslo, Norway: “Relationship of Human Trafficking and Legalization of Prostitution.”  Covered by Norwegian media.

 

2005 – State Department of the United States, Washington DC: “Lessons Learned from The Russian Project on Human Trafficking.”  Voice of America radio.

                       

2006 – United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, New York:  “Counter Trafficking & Victim Assistance in Russia.”  UN Radio.

 

2006 – Preventing and Combating Human Trafficking – Exchange of Experience, Development of Strategic Approaches and Strenghening of Cooperation, Sponsored by President’s Administration of Tajikistan, Dushanbe:  “Human Trafficking and the Threat to the Health of Tajikistan’s Population.”  National and international television, radio and newspapers.

 

2006 -  US Congress, House International Relations Committee, Washington DC: “Trafficking of Russian Women and Girls to Germany for Prostitution.” Covered globally by television, radio and newspapers.

 

2006 – US Congress, House International Relations Committee, Washington DC:  “Helping Russian Trafficking Victims Share Their Stories.”  National/international coverage on television, radio and newspapers.

 

2006 – Russian Law Enforcement Training in Nizhny Novgorod, Irkutsk and Chelyabinsk, Russia: “Developing Successful Prosecutions: Trafficking Survivors as Witnesses, NGOs as Partners.” Covered by local/regional radio and newspapers, some television.

 

2006 – World Childhood Foundation, Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden:  “Ending Child Trafficking as a Global Priority.” Covered in Swedish media.

 

2007 – Criminal Investigation Department, Emirati Federal Police, Dubai: “Human Trafficking from Central Asia to the United Arab Emirates.”

 

2007 – Croatian Counter-trafficking Task Force Meeting, Dubrovnik:  “Human Trafficking and the Spread of AIDS.”  Croatian and regional Balkan media.

 

2007 – Moscow City Government, Moscow: “Recognized the Crime of Child Trafficking in Moscow.” 

 

2008 – National Webcast for Health and Human Services Campaign to Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking, Washington DC:  “Trafficking from Russia to the United States.”

 

2008 – George Washington University Elliot School of International Affairs, Washington DC:  “Developing Counter-trafficking Programs in Russia and Central Asia.”

 

2008 – US – Russian Business Council, Washington DC:  “Human Trafficking and Human Rights in Russia.”

 

2008 - Women's Human Rights Speaker Series. Sex Trafficking and Human Rights in
Minnesota, Minneapolis: “Trafficking in Women from Russia to the United States for Prostitution.”  Covered by local media.

 

2008 – Project Kesher, Chicago:  “Human Trafficking is a Crime Against Women and Girls.”

 

2008 – 2nd International HIV/AIDS Conference sponsored by the Mayor of Moscow, Moscow:  “Direct Relationship Between Human Trafficking and the Spread of HIV/AIDS.”  Covered by Moscow and Russian national television and newspapers.

 

2009 – Southern California Task Force on Trafficking, San Diego: “Human Trafficking of Eastern European Women Through Mexico.”

 

2009 -  Voice of the Child Conference, Russian Ombudsman for Child Rights, Moscow:  “Child Trafficking in Moscow.”  Covered by Moscow television, radio and newspapers.

 

2009 – Global Centurions, Washington DC:  “Counter-trafficking Work of MiraMed and the Angel Coalition in Russia.”

 

2009 – Department of Homeland Security and International Customs Enforcement Training for Agents and Embassy Attaches, Casablanca, Morocco: “Fighting Human Trafficking in Russia and Central Asia since 1998.”  Covered in embassy publications and internal newsletters.

 

 

 

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