PSYCHOLOGISTS ACCREDITED AT THE UN URGE END TO ABDUCTION & TRAFFICKING IN GIRLS & WOMEN
Submitted by the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, the International Association of Applied Psychology, the International Council of Psychologists, the International Union of Psychological Science, the Association for Trauma Outreach and Prevention-MeaningfulWorld, the World Council of Psychotherapy and other organizational members of the Psychology Coalition at the United Nations1
14 April 2015
On the occasion of the one-year anniversary of the tragic abduction of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls, we, organizations of psychologists accredited by the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, committed to human rights, social justice and peace, have launched a statement:
Calling attention to international human rights standards against abduction, trafficking and other forms of violence against girls and women;
Sharing research on the physical and psychological impact of these human rights violations;
and Issuing a Call to Action to governments, the United Nations and Civil Society organizations, stated as concrete recommendations grounded in international human rights standards and psychological science, to prevent, reduce and eliminate trafficking and other forms of violence and discriminations.
We hope that you will find the statement and the Call to Action informative and useful in your work.
1 For further information, contact Corann Okorodudu, EdD, Professor Emerita of Psychology & Africana Studies, Rowan University, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Kathleen H. Dockett, EdD, Professor Emerita of Psychology, University of the District of Columbia, Email: email@example.com; Yvonne Rafferty, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Pace University, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Katherine Miller, BA, Master’s Candidate, International Disaster Psychology, University of Denver, Email: email@example.com.