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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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Name Country Year Focus
Benjamin Perrin

Benjamin Perrin

Canada Benjamin Perrin

Canada

2009

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Victim Aftercare
  • Policy Making

First becoming involved in anti-human trafficking work in Cambodia led Benjamin Perrin to take the fight back to his home country of Canada.

Marilyn Carlson Nelson

Marilyn Carlson Nelson

United States of America Marilyn Carlson Nelson

United States of America

2004

  • Domestic Servitude
  • Child Labor
  • Sex Trafficking

Marilyn Carlson Nelson, CEO of Carlson Companies, has been a role model for promoting social corporate accountability.

Laura Germino

Laura Germino

United States of America Laura Germino

United States of America

2010

  • Forced Labor
  • Prosecution
  • Awareness Building

Working with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Laura Germino began fighting against modern-day slavery in the Tomato picking industry.

Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin

United States of America Ricky Martin

United States of America

2005

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Forced Labor
  • Child Labor

An international superstar, Ricky Martin and his foundation, created in 2000, have been extensively involved in anti-trafficking work.

Gary Haugen

Gary Haugen

United States of America Gary Haugen

United States of America

2012

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Forced Labor
  • Prosecution

When Gary Haugen created IJM in 1997, he was one of the first to recognize a world-wide problem: human trafficking.

Tony Maddox

Tony Maddox

United States of America Tony Maddox

United States of America

2015

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Forced Labor
  • Awareness Building

Tony Maddox, a journalist-executive, founded the CNN Freedom Project, the greatest awareness project in anti-human trafficking.

Lydia Cacho Ribeiro

Lydia Cacho Ribeiro

Mexico Lydia Cacho Ribeiro

Mexico

2007

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Child Labor
  • Victim Aftercare
  • Awareness Building

A journalist in Mexico, Ms. Ribeiro first became involved with anti-trafficking work in 2000, when she opened a high security shelter for women and children.

Dilcya Garcia Espinosa De Los Monteros

Dilcya Garcia Espinosa De Los Monteros

Mexico Dilcya Garcia Espinosa De Los Monteros

Mexico

2011

  • Awareness Building
  • Prosecution

She secured the first conviction for Trafficking in Persons in Mexico, a landmark in their fight against modern-day slavery.