Volume 4, Issue 30 / May 2013
UN.GIFT sits down with filmmaker Mimi Chakarova: one year later
A year after UN.GIFT interviewed filmmaker Mimi Chakarova - and two years after the release of "The Price of Sex" - her film continues to be screened around the world, raising awareness about human trafficking for sexual exploitation. The feature-length documentary exposes the netherworld of sex trafficking and abuse that so many women find themselves enslaved in. UN.GIFT caught up with Ms Chakarova to discuss where her film has taken her over the past twelve months and the impact her film continues to have on viewers, policymakers and the women featured in her movie.
UN General Assembly reviews efforts to combat human trafficking
Policy-makers put human trafficking on center stage today at a High Level Meeting of the General Assembly chaired by the President of the GA Vuk Jeremić and in the presence of the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The event was attended by 85 states, UNODC Goodwill Ambassador to Combat Trafficking in Persons, Mira Sorvino, as well as representatives from civil society.