John D. Ryan, President and Chief Executive Officer for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children®, will present an insightful
keynote on the child trafficking crisis on Wednesday, April 22, at 8:00 am at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.
At least 36 million people are enslaved today worldwide with an estimated 60,000 trafficked humans within U.S. borders.* Leading the fight against child sex trafficking in the U.S. has been the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) and its president and CEO, John D. Ryan.
Ryan has taken the fight against child sexual exploitation from the streets to the Internet where children are openly advertised for sex in the classifieds. In 2013, after the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State, Ryan spearheaded the "Safe to Compete: Protecting Child Athletes from Sexual Abuse" summit, co-hosted by the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, that brought together youth sports organizations and issue experts to discuss child sexual abuse prevention.
The month of April is both Sexual Assault Awareness and National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
This presentation is open to all attendees.
*According to the Australia-based Walk Free Foundation.