Earlier this year, members of the United Nations met in New Canaan, Connecticut for a workshop on how countries can fight human trafficking.
Their meeting helped lay the groundwork for a new report, which details steps the UN Security Council and private sector can take to counter trafficking -- particularly in areas affected by conflict.
This hour, we hear from the lead author of that report. We also check in with local and global anti-trafficking advocates, including the founder of an Asia-based non-profit organization.
Later, New Haven resident and mother Lindsay Mathews joins us. She weighs in on Connecticut’s controversial group home privatization plans -- and tells us why she’s decided to sue the state.
- Dr. James Cockayne - Head of the United Nations University Office in New York; lead author of the report Fighting Human Trafficking in Conflict: 10 Ideas for Action by the United Nations Security Council
- Krishna Patel - General counsel and Justice Initiative Director at Grace Farms Foundation
- Duncan Jepson - Founder and director of the Asia-based non-profit organization Liberty Asia
- Lindsay Mathews - Parent and legal guardian of an adult with developmental disabilities
- Michelle Sorensen - Works at Brook Street Group Home in Hamden, Connecticut
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.