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Podcast #11

“Voices of Victims of Human Trafficking: Readings from River of Flesh and Other Stories” at the UN

Readings and discussions by United Nations dignitaries and other renowned personalities. The participants were Author and feminist Gloria Steinem; Award-winning Actress and Director Rosanna Arquette; Trafficking survivor T Ortiz Walker Pettigrew; Permanent Representative of Panama Ambassador Laura E. Flores; Permanent Representative of Hungary Ambassador Katalin Bogyay; Actress Reshma Shetty; and Editor of “River of Flesh and Other Stories” Ruchira Gupta. Special Remarks by: Cristina Gallach, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, Samai Suleiman, and Rachel Moran.
Click here to get your copy of Ruchira Gupta’s River of Flesh and Other Stories: The Prostituted Woman in Indian Short Fiction.

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