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Talks

Bride Trafficking on the Burma-China Border

Erin Kamler, PhD
With Nan Pyung

In this talk, researcher, writer and human trafficking expert Dr. Erin Kamler discusses human trafficking and its effect on ethnic minority women in Thailand and Burma along with Nan Pyung, a human trafficking survivor. Erin and Nan Pyung explain how ongoing armed conflict in Burma’s northernmost Kachin State has led to the migration and labor exploitation of women who are trafficked into China as “forced brides.” Based on extensive fieldwork in Thailand and Burma— which includes over 60 interviews with anti-trafficking NGO employees, government and UN officials, human rights advocates and trafficking survivors themselves — as well as personal experience, Erin and Nan Pyung illustrate the factors that contribute to trafficking, and how the circumstances of trafficking affect women in their everyday lives. They discuss current trends in anti-trafficking policy, and offer recommendations for solutions that better serve the needs of women on the ground.

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Erin Kamler and Nan Pyung speak at Armstrong Atlantic University in Savannah, GA, 2015.

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Erin Kamler snd Nan Pyung speak at Seton Hall University in New Jersey, 2015

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Presentation of briefing paper, “Human Trafficking and Indigenous Women in the Mekong Region” at Asia Indigenous People’s Pact (AIPP) conference, Chiang Mai, November, 2015.

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Presentation of briefing paper, “Human Trafficking and Indigenous Women in the Mekong Region” at Asia Indigenous People’s Pact (AIPP) conference, Chiang Mai, November, 2015.

Talk: The Trafficking of Women in Thailand

In her one-hour talk, Erin Kamler discusses human trafficking and its effect on women across the globe. Based on her extensive fieldwork in Thailand — which includes interviews with members of the anti-trafficking NGO community, government and UN officials and trafficking survivors themselves — Erin illustrates the factors that contribute to trafficking, and how culture plays a large role in shaping the United States’ human rights agenda around this issue. For booking information, contact http://www.wolfmanproductions.com/

The Human, Earth Project’ human trafficking information evening

On 27th December 2013, ‘The Human, Earth Project’ and Documentary Arts Asia hosted a human trafficking information evening in Chiang Mai, Thailand, featuring speeches by Ben Randall (founder of ‘The Human, Earth Project’), Mickey Choothesa (founder and CEO of COSA, or Children’s Organisation of Southeast Asia), and Erin Kamler (scholar and ‘Land of Smiles’ playwright).


Erin talks about “Land of Smiles” musical and her research on trafficking at Documentary Arts Asia in Chiangmai, Thailand, January 2014


Erin speaks at USC Conference “From Prosecution to Empowerment: Fighting Trafficking and Promoting the Rights of Migrants” February, 2013


Erin speaks about her research on the trafficking of Kachin women into China


Erin speaks about her research on the trafficking of Kachin women as forced brides at Chiangmai University, March, 2014


Erin gives a talk at Colombia University about her research on the trafficking of women on the Burma-China border


Erin presents music and a conversation about Land of Smiles at University of Oxford, June, 2014

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