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Ending Child Enslavement: A Topic for Discussion with UNACTO

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Committee Room 1

New City Hall

100 Queen Street West

Toronto, ON M5G 1P5

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Join UNACTO as we commemorate Human Rights Day on December 16th, 2017 at New CIty Hall, Committee Room 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m

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The topic of the event will be: Child Slavery

Keynote speaker: Judie Oron, award-winning journalist and author

When: December 16th, 2017

Where: Committee Room 1 inside New City Hall (100 Queen Street W)

Why: To celebrate and establish the equal dignity of every person


About the keynote speaker: Judie Oron is a journalist and award-winning author who was born in Montreal, moved to Israel in 1967 following the Six Day War and returned to Canada in 2004. Her award-winning novel, Cry of the Giraffe, is based on the true story of her daughter Wuditu's experience as a slave and tells the story in Wuditu’s voice. The novel has been re-published in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Butan and is available in Hebrew under the title Bechi HaGiraffa.

Judie studied Anthropology at McGill University and African Studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.Judie took into her family and raised two Ethiopian Jewish sisters, one of whom she came across in Addis Ababa. Upon learning that another sister was missing, she returned to war-ravaged Ethiopia to find and release her from slavery. After extensive research on the trafficking of children, bride kidnapping, child early marriage and other forms of child slavery, Judie has spoken widely in Canada, the US, Israel and Britain about these issues and has focused Wuditu’s story as told in ‘Cry of the Giraffe’ at the center of a campaign against abuses of girls in that country.

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