Geeta Sekhon

Geeta Sekhon

Dr. Geeta Sekhon is a legal professional from India specializing in Children’s Rights, Human Trafficking and Juvenile Justice issues. Geeta is a Doctorate in Law who has studied in-depth laws and legal procedures on child sexual abuse and exploitation.

Geeta commenced her professional career in 1992, as a Naval Officer in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Branch of the Indian Navy and is from the first pioneer batch of women officers in the Indian defence forces. Subsequently, she joined the academic profession and taught graduate and post-graduate students of law. She has presented papers in foreign Universities and has attended several international seminars and Expert Group Meetings, as an academician and as a key-note speaker and expert on human trafficking and child rights.

Since 2007, Geeta has been associated as a Consultant with multiple agencies of United Nations with extensive professional experience in South Asia, South East Asia, Central Asia and Africa. She has worked and presented papers in a total of 18 countries to date. She has authored (individually and in collaboration) more than 20 training documents on human trafficking, child sexual exploitation and juvenile justice for multiple countries, and has conducted training programmes as a Master Trainer for police officers, public prosecutors and judges for participants from over 20 countries. Geeta is also an online instructor for child rights and human trafficking courses of University of Peace, a UN mandated university in Costa Rica.
Presentation Title: Human Trafficking is Everyone’s Business
Presentation Summary:
Each year millions of women, men and children are trafficked for profit, making it a global phenomenon, which crosses borders, markets and industries. Businesses and technology have a significant role to play in advancing progress towards ending human trafficking, which is the 21st century’s manifestation of human slavery. The twin objectives of this talk would be - better insight into human trafficking with “intelligence” so that fighting it becomes everyone’s business; and what can be learnt from the synergies of diverse and seemingly dissimilar stakeholders and make it applicable to our respective areas of work?