Event Title

Human Trafficking as an Endemic Problem in Ethiopia

Location

McFarland Student Union, Room 218

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Event Website

https://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/liberal-arts-and-sciences/departments/social-work/events/social-work-in-the-global-environment-conference.htm

Start Date

2-11-2018 10:20 AM

End Date

2-11-2018 10:50 AM

Description

Ethiopia well recognized by being the origin, conduit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries, and destination for migrants from IGAD member states. This presentation will examine the causes and consequences of human trafficking in the country. Human trafficking is fueled by various political, socio-economic and environmental factors. Dr. Kassaye will discuss the findings of his study, including factors identified as driving forces for illegal trafficking. The results further indicate that the victims in a place where they have been destined usually lose their life, cause family distraction, societal inconveniences, and poverty. He concludes by recommending that social workers and law enforcement officers strengthen their mutual cooperation to stop human sufferings resulted from illegal trafficking in persons.

Comments

Dr. Comdr. Demelash Kassaye was former police commander in the Federal Police of Ethiopia. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in School of Social Work, Addis Ababa University. He has published a number of articles on reputable journals. He teaches courses of Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Substance Abuse, Forensic Social Work and Criminology. He is a visiting professor at Bahradar, Gonder and Woelga Universities.

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Nov 2nd, 10:20 AM Nov 2nd, 10:50 AM

Human Trafficking as an Endemic Problem in Ethiopia

McFarland Student Union, Room 218

Ethiopia well recognized by being the origin, conduit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries, and destination for migrants from IGAD member states. This presentation will examine the causes and consequences of human trafficking in the country. Human trafficking is fueled by various political, socio-economic and environmental factors. Dr. Kassaye will discuss the findings of his study, including factors identified as driving forces for illegal trafficking. The results further indicate that the victims in a place where they have been destined usually lose their life, cause family distraction, societal inconveniences, and poverty. He concludes by recommending that social workers and law enforcement officers strengthen their mutual cooperation to stop human sufferings resulted from illegal trafficking in persons.

https://research.library.kutztown.edu/social-work-global-environment/2018/2018/7