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Healing the Wounds of Trafficking

June 28, 2017 - July 1, 2017

Human trafficking is a devastating yet pervasive epidemic in both the United States and Canada. Victims of trafficking in persons (TIP) often suffer from PTSD which requires extensive rehabilitation as well as wraparound service provision, such as support groups, housing, etc. Unfortunately, these services are often times under-developed and inefficient. Because of the United States’ efforts to support and rehabilitate those affected by TIP, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs will be welcoming members from several anti-trafficking advocacy groups from Canada on a State Department Exchange entitled “Healing the Wounds of Trafficking.” While here, they will meet with law enforcement, healthcare institutions, trauma centers and mental health support programs. This exchange will deepen the relationship between organizations working to combat TIP and disability services across the border, allowing the U.S. and Canada to partner in keeping their citizens safe from the scourge of trafficking.

International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) Program

Each year, over 300 professionals from around the world visit Northeast Ohio through IVLP. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, these visitors have been identified by U.S. embassies as emerging leaders in their fields. Over 50 Nobel Laureates and 335 current or former Chiefs of State or Heads of Government are alumni of this program.

By connecting with foreign leaders we strengthen Northeast Ohio’s commercial, cultural, and educational ties with the rest of the world. For more information, contact Katie Ferman, Program Officer, at or click here. To get involved as a Citizen Diplomat, click here.


June 28, 2017
July 1, 2017
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