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World Education Nepal Expert Talks about Trafficking at Boston University

November 3, 2017

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Roopshree Joshi Speaking at Boston University.

Roopshree Joshi, World Education Nepal program coordinator, participated in a panel for a workshop titled, “Disrupting the Human Trafficking – Migration Nexus,” by The Initiative on Forced Migration and Human Trafficking, a research initiative at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, on October 27, 2017. She was in Boston to speak at World Education’s Global Voices Gala.

Ms. Joshi was invited to speak because of World Education's more than 30 year history addressing human trafficking in Nepal. Most recently, World Education Nepal launched Prabasiko Saath, a mobile app that provides Nepali migrant workers with tools to calculate costs, expenses, and savings while working abroad. It also offers resources for safe migration support during each stage of migration: pre-employment, pre-departure, and living abroad.

The panel that Ms. Joshi participated in was moderated by Ziba Cranmer, director of BU Spark and former executive director of Demand Abolition and featured Thelma Don Gutierrez and Baala Arumugam, founder and software engineer of the Libertas Project at Microsoft; Chancee Martorell, founder and executive director at the Thai Community Development Center; and Panida Rzonca, directing attorney at Thai Community Development Center.