UNICEF Profile Series, Minneapolis:
End Child Trafficking
with Karin Heissler
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Tickets are $50 each and include a reception with light hors d’oeuvres and wine.
To purchase a ticket please call Elisabeth Kasdorf-Torney at 312.222.9121.
Join the U.S. Fund for UNICEF on Thursday, March 7, 2013 for a screening of the documentary Not My Life and a post-show discussion about child protection with UNICEF expert Karin Heissler. Human trafficking has been reported in all 50 states, including Minnesota. UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to help children survive and to protect them from violence, exploitation and abuse. The End Trafficking project is the U.S. Fund for UNICEF's initiative to raise awareness about human trafficking and mobilize communities to take meaningful action to help protect children.
Karin Heissler is a Child Protection Specialist in the Program Division at UNICEF Headquarters. Ms. Heissler has worked with UNICEF in child protection in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. She currently leads a team on planning on evidence building for the child protection section of UNICEF where she oversees the strengthening of program monitoring, evaluation and knowledge management, and support to the interagency Child Protection Monitoring and Reference Group. Through the work of the team, she also supports efforts to improve capacity building and knowledge management through Child Protection. Karin has a D.Phil in Development Studies from the University of Oxford. Prior to joining UNICEF, she was based at the Innocenti Research Center in Florence, Italy.
Not My Life is the first documentary film to depict the horrifying and dangerous practice of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Filmed on five continents over a period of four years by Oscar-nominated Robert Billheimer and narrated by Glenn Close, Not My Life unflinchingly, but with enormous dignity and compassion, depicts the unspeakable practices of a multi-billion dollar global industry whose profits, as the film’s narration says, "are built on the backs and in the beds of our planet’s youth." This film was created in partnership with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF's End Trafficking project.
Tamrah Schaller O'Neil, Chair
as of January 7, 2013