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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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Sheila Roseau

Sheila Roseau

Antigua and Barbuda Sheila Roseau

Antigua and Barbuda

2011

  • Policy Making

She was the force behind Antigua and Barbuda’s first anti-trafficking law, passed in only 2010.

Jeanette Richardson-Baars

Jeanette Richardson-Baars

Aruba Jeanette Richardson-Baars

Aruba

2012

  • Awareness Building
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Prosecution

The Deputy Police Commissioner of Aruba, Jeanette Richardson-Baars has taken steps to help victims, and to build awareness of human 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.

Lucy Blacio

Lucy Blacio

Ecuador Lucy Blacio

Ecuador

2007

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Prosecution
  • Child Labor
  • Awareness Building

As a prosecutor in Ecuador, Lucy Blacio courageously pursued the first cases to be prosecuted under Ecuador’s anti-human trafficking statutes.

Manuel Capellin

Manuel Capellin

Honduras Manuel Capellin

Honduras

2008

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Child Labor

In 1992, Manuel Capellin joined Covenant House’s Casa Alianza Honduras, and began caring for street youth, homeless children, and victims of trafficking.

Javier Antonio Morazan & Juan Victoriano Ruiz

Javier Antonio Morazan & Juan Victoriano Ruiz

Nicaragua Javier Antonio Morazan & Juan Victoriano Ruiz

Nicaragua

2013

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Rescue
  • Prosecution

Javier A. Morazan, a public prosecutor, and Juan V. Ruiz, a police officer, have created an incredibly effective prosecutorial and investigative team.

Charmaine Gandhi-Andrews

Charmaine Gandhi-Andrews

Trinidad and Tobago Charmaine Gandhi-Andrews

Trinidad and Tobago

2014

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Forced Labor
  • Policy Making

Ms. Charmaine Gandhi-Andrews is the Director of Trinidad and Tobago's anti-trafficking body, and has shaped policy and legislation at a high level.

Leonel Dubon

Leonel Dubon

Guatemala Leonel Dubon

Guatemala

2011

  • Awareness Building
  • Victim Aftercare

A heart for children and a tireless devotion has kept Mr. Leonel Dubon providing aftercare services to trafficked and at-risk youth for years.