September 22, 2016

Julie Rosicky to Speak at WorldForum 2016

Baltimore, MD, (September 22, 2016) – Julie Rosicky, Executive Director of International Social Service, will speak at WorldForum 2016, Child Welfare NGO Leadership & Capacity Building: Thinking Outside the Box, A Unique Gathering of Invited Child Welfare Leaders Worldwide.

Julie will participate on the Panel on Child Labor/Slavery, taking place on 4:00pm on Tuesday, September 27 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Panel on Child Labor/Slavery will examine the diverse root causes of the problem of child labor and the systemic responses and good practices that have shown to be effective. The panel will:

  • raise awareness on the prevalence and gravity of the child labor and slavery problem,
  • create opportunities for collaboration by bridging the gap that often exists between child welfare professional/organizations and colleagues working speci´Čücally on child labor issues, and
  • share and spread effective practices for reducing child labor and creating decent employment for youth within the context of agriculture supply chains.

Julie will join three other notable child welfare executives on this panel: Aidan McQuade, Director, Anti-Slavery International Sonia Velazquez; Executive Director, ECLT Foundation; and Katie L. Henke, Director, Civic Engagement and Social Equity, Winrock International.

Sponsored by the International Forum for Child Welfare (IFCW), the WorldForum is a regular convening where executive leadership of both established and emerging national non-governmental child welfare organizations are invited to attend and mutually share current successes and challenges. The goal is to strengthen and enable each NGO to better implement the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in its own country, culture and society.

More details on the conference and an agenda can be found on the WorldForum 2016 page.

International Social Service, USA Branch is the U.S. member of a global child protection and social service network. ISS-USA connects vulnerable children, adults, and families, separated by international borders, to the services and support they need.

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