4: Physiology of Children in Human Trafficking

Learn about how the physiology of children plays a major role in human trafficking. Sandra Morgan, the Director of the Global Center for Women and Justice and Dave Stachowiak, one of the Center’s board members, discuss how the unique characteristics of children make them prime targets for traffickers. They will also challenge you to begin to study this issue, be a voice, and make a difference in ending it.

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gcwj@vanguard.edu

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The Inside Scoop!

Hey it’s Jessica, the GCWJ summer intern! I’m here to share insights from the visiting Duhok scholars!  I really enjoyed talking with and learning from these stellar women!  Read on to hear what they thought of California & Vanguard and what their vision is for the future! (picture of Tina Kroona GCWJ Administrative Assistant, Dr. Zahidah Mohammed Taha, and Jessica Stauffer GCWJ Intern)

The team leader, Dr. Rund A. Hammoudi says, “It is a great opportunity to be at Vanguard to share experiences and plan for the future.  I would like to thank Vanguard University, the Global Center for Women and Justice, and the British Consulate to facilitate this visit.”  Rund says “if you educate women, you educate society.”  At the University of Duhok, she directs the International Relations Office and holds her academic specialty in Geology. (pictured below on top left)

Dr. Asma’ Ameen Hussein Bamerni says, “California is more than beautiful.  I have heard a lot about California but seeing is believing.  And, Americans are welcoming and friendly.  This is an experience I will remember for a long time to come.”  Asma’ says “women should be given due respect in every society because their role is so great that ‘paradise is beneath her feet’.”  At the University of Duhok, she specializes in English phonetics and Phonology. (pictured below on bottom left)

Dr. Zahidah Mohammed Taha says, “Wow!  California is wonderful.”  Zahidah says “women must have a place on the map of society.”  At the University of Duhok, she heads the Department of Social Sciences and specializes in Arts/History. (pictured below on top right)

Aihan Jamal Taha says, “I like California very much.  People are kind and supportive.  It is like a dream come true to be here.  I am very grateful to Vanguard University for this opportunity.  Thank you so much.”  Aihan says “sharing experiences with those of other societies makes life happier and easier.”  At the University of Duhok, she teaches undergraduate courses in Kurdistan geographical and historical texts in English, English grammar, phonetics, and comprehension. (pictured below on bottom right)

We had an exciting week at the Global Center for Women and Justice!  It was such a fantastic experience to get to know these women and work together to develop ideas for a brighter future.  See the June GCWJ newsletter for more details on these women and the Vanguard-Duhok partnership!

Visiting Scholars

The Global Center for Women & Justice welcomes four visiting scholars from the University of Duhok, Iraq. The four professors arrived on Monday evening and have spent the week expanding and enhancing strategies for gender equity integration in mutidisciplinary studies. (Picture below includes four University of Duhok professors with Vanguard’s Professors Stephanie d’Auria and Sandie Morgan)


The Partnership began in fall 2010 with the University of Duhok in Iraq and Vanguard University. The Purpose of the Duhok-Vanguard Partnership is to build capacity for women’s studies in an effort to reduce violence against women through education.

Here is an overview of the visiting team’s schedule:

  • Tuesday, May 31st:Vanguard tour and orientation
  • Wednesday, June 1st: Dr. John Wilson, Professor of History presenting on US History and Women
         Dr. Mikki Gil, Professor of Graduate Education and Anthropology presenting “Pedagogy to Promote Gender Equality in the Classroom”
         Public Law Center Attorney, Kristen Kreymann presenting on Gender & Law
         David Pecoraro, Professor of Theatre Arts presenting “Effective Teaching with your Computer”
  • Thursday, June 2nd: Assessment & Discussion of the Women’s Studies needs at University of Duhok  
         Stephanie d’Auria, Assistant Professor Sociology presenting “Applied Research”           
         Library Research and Resources           
         Visit the OC Superior Court for Judi Fouladi’s installation as a Court Referee
  • Friday, June 3rd: ICE Agent presenting on Women in Law Enforcement           
         Special Guest, Rima Nashashibi presenting on Middle East Women in America
         Professor Sandie Morgan will lead Strategic Planning: “Integrating Women’s Studies”
  • Monday, June 6th: Professor Morgan presenting on Teaching English: Content Based Instruction           
         Dr. Derrick Rosenior, Associate Professor of Communication Studies           
         President Carol Taylor presenting “Gendered Realities” Dialogue on Women in Higher Education            
         Visit to the Anaheim Family Justice Center with Chief John Welter
  • The remainder of their visit will be spent in Washington DC

In their free time, the women will enjoy a concert at Segerstrom Hall Concert, trip to the Getty Museum, dinner and shopping in Hollywood, shopping at Fashion Island, a sunset cruise in Huntington Harbor and dinner at Downtown Disney.

If you would like to learn more about the Duhok-Vanguard Partnership or contribute to the project, please contact gcwj@vanguard.edu or call 714-556-3610×2242.

3: Children in Human Trafficking

Learn about how children are involved in human trafficking so that you can begin to study this issue, be a voice, and make a difference in ending it. Sandra Morgan, the Director of the Global Center for Women and Justice and Dave Stachowiak, one of the Center’s board members, discuss how children play a role in trafficking around the globe and what we can do to educate ourselves.

To submit a question for a future episode of the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast, please contact us at:

(714) 556-3610 ext. 2242
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2: Human Trafficking is BIG Business

Learn about some of the business and economic issues that drive human trafficking so that you can begin to study this issue, be a voice, and make a difference in ending it. Sandra Morgan, the Director of the Global Center for Women and Justice and Dave Stachowiak, one of the Center’s board members, discuss how human trafficking is (unfortunately) a very big business.

To submit a question for a future episode of the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast, please contact us at:

(714) 556-3610 ext. 2242
gcwj@vanguard.edu

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Duhok-Vanguard Partnership

In the Fall 2010 GCWJ began a partnership with the University of Duhok in Iraq and Vanguard University. The Purpose of the Duhok-Vanguard Partnership is to build capacity for women’s studies in an effort to reduce violence against women through education.

In November 2010, the Global Center for Women & Justice and University of Duhok held our first teleconference focusing on domestic violence and law enforcement. Dr. Elizabeth Leonard (Vanguard Professor) presented on violence against women in America, Professor Avin Khalid (Lecturer, Law and Gender at University of Duhok) spoke on violence against women in Iraq, and Lt. John Welter (Chief, Anaheim Police Dept. and Founder of Anaheim Family Justice Center) presented law enforcement’s role in addressing violence against women. The teleconference was a great success with an excellent response that resulted in participation of the Duhok Director of Dept of Violence against Women’s participation during Sandie’s Seminar in Duhok, December 2010, and a visit by our team to his Duhok office and the prison for women and children.

Photo: Derek Densberger (Chief Information Technology), Sandra Morgan (Director, Global Center for Women & Justice), Dr. Elizabeth Leonard (Vanguard Professor Emerita) and Lt. John Welter (Chief, Anaheim Police Dept. and Founder of Anaheim Family Justice Center).

In April 2011 we our second teleconference focused on nursing with Dr. Nihada Ahmed (Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at University of Duhok) and Julia Wilson, R.N. (Assistant Professor of Nursing at Vanguard). Dr. Ahmed presented on nursing in Duhok, Kurdistan region and Wilson presented on the nursing profession in the United States. A group of Vanguard undergrad students and over forty University of Duhok nursing students attended the cross cultural lecture.

This May 31-June 7, Vanguard is honored to host a team of four women faculty from the University of Duhok. The focus of the visit is to expand and enhance strategies for women’s studies integration in multidisciplinary studies as well as improve English proficiency for the academic environment. The four professors will return to Duhok with new tools, new experiences, and new friends.

If you would like to learn more about the Duhok-Vanguard Partnership or contribute to the project, please contact gcwj@vanguard.edu or call 714-556-3610×2242.

1: What is Human Trafficking?

Learn what human trafficking is so that you can begin to study this issue, be a voice, and make a difference in ending it. Sandra Morgan, the Director of the Global Center for Women and Justice and Dave Stachowiak, one of the Center’s board members, discuss “What is human trafficking?”

To submit a question for a future episode of the Ending Human Trafficking Podcast, please contact us at:

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gcwj@vanguard.edu

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Hands That Heal Training

Hands That Heal Training

Learn to care for human trafficking victims in your community from a Christian faith perspective

May 11-13, 2011  8am-5pm
Vanguard University (room Scott 127)
$40 + $30 (price of curriculum)

What is Hands that Heal?
Hands that Heal: International Curriculum to Train Caregivers of Trafficking Survivors provides a comprehensive approach to serving victims of trafficking and educating caregivers so that they may appropriately and effectively provide care and support. This curriculum was developed in two editions: Community-Based and Academic Edition.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

How is it used?
Hands That Heal is being used by secular and faith-based universities, churches and community groups to inspire people to engage in the battle against human trafficking and to train people on how to provide transformational care to survivors of trafficking.

Email your registration form to gcwj@vanguard.edu or mail completed registration form to Vanguard University attn: GCWJ 55 Fair Dr. Costa Mesa, CA 92626
For more information, visit: www.faastinternational.org/hands-that-heal or contact gcwj@vanguard.edu / 714-556-3610 x2242