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Explore all the Heroes! Use the filters below to check out where and how they work, or view by class to make connections between Heroes working all over the globe.

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Yasmina Baddou

Yasmina Baddou

Morocco Yasmina Baddou

Morocco

2007

  • Child Labor
  • Domestic Servitude

A politician in Morocco, Yasmina Baddou has been a tireless advocate for children’s rights.

David and Julie Brown

David and Julie Brown

Morocco David and Julie Brown

Morocco

2008

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Victim Aftercare

During their time in Morocco with the French Protestant Church, David and Julie Brown worked to help migrants and trafficking victims from all over Africa.

Amina Oufroukhi

Amina Oufroukhi

Morocco Amina Oufroukhi

Morocco

2017

  • Policy Making

Marietta Dias

Marietta Dias

Bahrain Marietta Dias

Bahrain

2008

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Forced Labor
  • Domestic Servitude
  • Victim Aftercare

After retiring from the Airline industry, Marietta Dias devoted her life to helping fight for the rights of migrant workers in Bahrain.

Ausamah AlAbsi

Ausamah AlAbsi

Bahrain Ausamah AlAbsi

Bahrain

2018

  • Forced Labor

Ausamah AlAbsi has played an instrumental role in increasing protections for trafficking victims and significantly reducing the vulnerability of migrant workers to human trafficking in Bahrain.

Mohammed Bassam Al-Nasseri

Mohammed Bassam Al-Nasseri

Iraq Mohammed Bassam Al-Nasseri

Iraq

2013

  • Forced Labor
  • Policy Making

An officer with the International Organization for Migration in Iraq, Mohammed Bassam Al-Nasseri has shaped policy and advocate for victims.

Ameena Saeed Hasan

Ameena Saeed Hasan

Iraq Ameena Saeed Hasan

Iraq

2015

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Awareness Building

Ameena Saeed Hasan is a Yezidi Kurd, a minority group targeted by the extremist group ISIL. She has helped secure the release of over 100 captives.

Azezet Habtezghi Kidane

Azezet Habtezghi Kidane

Israel Azezet Habtezghi Kidane

Israel

2012

  • Awareness Building
  • Victim Aftercare

Sister Azazet listened to countless of interviews, sensitively interacting with victims, to learn about trafficking in the Sinai.

Rahel Gershuni (Rachel Gershoni)

Rahel Gershuni (Rachel Gershoni)

Israel Rahel Gershuni (Rachel Gershoni)

Israel

2006

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Forced Labor

Rahel Gershuni, Israel's National Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator, began coordinating government efforts informally, and then was given her present position.

Aida Abu Ras

Aida Abu Ras

Jordan Aida Abu Ras

Jordan

2009

  • Forced Labor
  • Domestic Servitude

Over 60,000 migrant women work in Jordan, primarily as domestics, and Aida Abu Ras founded the first NGO to help them.

Linda Al-Kalash

Linda Al-Kalash

Jordan Linda Al-Kalash

Jordan

2010

  • Forced Labor
  • Prosecution
  • Domestic Servitude

Whether it is bringing cases to court, or providing basic legal assistance, Linda Al-Kalash and her NGO fight against forced labor.

Elisabeth Sioufi

Elisabeth Sioufi

Lebanon Elisabeth Sioufi

Lebanon

2014

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Forced Labor
  • Policy Making
  • Prosecution

Elisabeth Sioufi, a lawyer, was incredibly influential in forming and drafting Lebanon’s anti-trafficking policy and legislation, and provides training on the laws of human trafficking.

Ansar Burney

Ansar Burney

Pakistan Ansar Burney

Pakistan

2005

  • Child Labor
  • Domestic Servitude

Ansar Burney began as a student activist in the 1970s, and has fought for justice and human rights ever since, including for the rights of children.

Syeda Ghulam Fatima

Syeda Ghulam Fatima

Pakistan Syeda Ghulam Fatima

Pakistan

2016

  • Bonded Labor