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Name Country Year Focus
Sr. Eugenia Bonetti

Sr. Eugenia Bonetti

Italy Sr. Eugenia Bonetti

Italy

2004

  • Domestic Servitude
  • Child Labor
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Victim Aftercare
  • Survivor Empowerment

Sister Eugenia Bonetti works with migrants at the CARITAS Listening and Reception Center in Turin, where she first became aware of human trafficking.

Pierre Tami

Pierre Tami

Cambodia Pierre Tami

Cambodia

2004

  • Domestic Servitude
  • Child Labor
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Victim Aftercare
  • Survivor Empowerment

From despair to hope—Pierre Tami in Cambodia helps to regain dignity for the abused, vulnerable and jobless through social empowerment.

Mariliana Morales Berrios

Mariliana Morales Berrios

Costa Rica Mariliana Morales Berrios

Costa Rica

2009

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Victim Aftercare
  • Survivor Empowerment

In 1997, Ms. Berrios created the Rahab Foundation. Since then, she has helped over 7000 women and girl victims of trafficking.

Mariliana Morales Berrios

Mariliana Morales Berrios

Costa Rica Mariliana Morales Berrios

Costa Rica

2009

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Victim Aftercare
  • Survivor Empowerment

In 1997, Ms. Berrios created the Rahab Foundation. Since then, she has helped over 7000 women and girl victims of trafficking.

Bhanuja Sharan Lal

Bhanuja Sharan Lal

India Bhanuja Sharan Lal

India

2014

  • Child Labor
  • Rescue
  • Survivor Empowerment

Bhanuja Sharan Lal is the director of an NGO in Northern India, where he organizes communities, helps child labor survivors receive education, and assists rescues.

Esme Kisting

Esme Kisting

Namibia Esme Kisting

Namibia

2011

  • Awareness Building
  • Victim Aftercare
  • Survivor Empowerment

Working with sex trafficking victims in Namibia, Esme Kisting provides them with housing, an income, and a chance at a life.

Charimaya Tamang

Charimaya Tamang

Nepal Charimaya Tamang

Nepal

2011

  • Policy Making
  • Victim Aftercare
  • Survivor Empowerment

Charimaya Tamang, a victim of sex trafficking, became the first to file a complaint with the district police.

Blessing Okoedion

Blessing Okoedion

Nigeria Blessing Okoedion

Nigeria

2018

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Awareness Building
  • Survivor Empowerment

Ms. Okoedion plays an integral role in pushing Italian authorities to ensure that survivors, especially Nigerian women and girls, receive the services they deserve.

Sunita Danuwar

Sunita Danuwar

Nepal Sunita Danuwar

Nepal

2018

  • Awareness Building
  • Victim Aftercare
  • Survivor Empowerment

Sunita Danuwar has made the remarkable transformation from trafficking victim to one of Nepal’s leading social activists.