On Women's Equality Day: Human Trafficking Lecture Shows Much More Work Is Needed
By Christine June
Public Affairs Office
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Aug. 26, 2015) – “We must let victims of human trafficking know they are victims and that we want to help them,” agreed Vice Minister Lourdes Alejandra Hernandez Quan, Ministry of Security, of Honduras.
On Women’s Equality Day, Countering Narcotics and Illicit Trafficking students at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies were reminded of the disturbing statistic that women and children are still the majority of human trafficking victims from guest lecturer David Marwell, an investigator from U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Devising new strategies and forming working relationships to counter illegal trafficking is the intent of the three-week, CNIT resident course.
The CNIT Program focuses on the national security threats posed by a wide range of transnational criminal activities.
It examines how transnational criminal organizations impact a country’s national security.
The course is designed for government officials and practitioners who are engaged in policy development, law enforcement, intelligence, and interdiction activities aimed at countering illicit narcotics trafficking, terrorist involvement in criminal activity, and the associated elements of transnational crime and corruption.