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Manuel Capellin
Manuel Capellin

Honduras, Class of 2008

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

Manuel Capellin
Manuel Capellin

Honduras, Class of 2008

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

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Laura Anyola Tufon
Laura Anyola Tufon

Cameroon, Class of 2013

As the Northwest Regional Coordinator for the Justice and Peace Service in Cameroon, Laura Anyola Tufon has targeted child and forced labor.

Laura Anyola Tufon
Laura Anyola Tufon

Cameroon, Class of 2013

As the Northwest Regional Coordinator for the Justice and Peace Service in Cameroon, Laura Anyola Tufon has targeted child and forced labor.

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Marilyn Carlson Nelson
Marilyn Carlson Nelson

United States of America, Class of 2004

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

Marilyn Carlson Nelson
Marilyn Carlson Nelson

United States of America, Class of 2004

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

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Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden
Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden

Sweden, Class of 2005

Queen Silvia was the Patron of the First World Congress against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of children, held in 1996 in Stockholm.

Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden
Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden

Sweden, Class of 2005

Queen Silvia was the Patron of the First World Congress against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of children, held in 1996 in Stockholm.

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Somaly Mam & Pierre Legros
Somaly Mam & Pierre Legros

Cambodia, Class of 2005

A French NGO worker, Pierre Legros and a trafficking victim, Somaly Mam, founded one of the most influential sex trafficking NGOs in Asia.

Somaly Mam & Pierre Legros
Somaly Mam & Pierre Legros

Cambodia, Class of 2005

A French NGO worker, Pierre Legros and a trafficking victim, Somaly Mam, founded one of the most influential sex trafficking NGOs in Asia.

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Kyai Husein Muhammad
Kyai Husein Muhammad

Indonesia, Class of 2006

The Principal of a large Islamic School in Indonesia, Kyai Husein Muhammad ran an extensive media campaign against human trafficking.

Kyai Husein Muhammad
Kyai Husein Muhammad

Indonesia, Class of 2006

The Principal of a large Islamic School in Indonesia, Kyai Husein Muhammad ran an extensive media campaign against human trafficking.

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Lucy Blacio
Lucy Blacio

Ecuador, Class of 2007

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

Lucy Blacio
Lucy Blacio

Ecuador, Class of 2007

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

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Patience Quaye
Patience Quaye

Ghana, Class of 2007

Patience Quaye joined the Ghana Police Service in 1977, and now serves as the Director of its Anti-Human Trafficking Unit.

Patience Quaye
Patience Quaye

Ghana, Class of 2007

Patience Quaye joined the Ghana Police Service in 1977, and now serves as the Director of its Anti-Human Trafficking Unit.

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Iana Matei
Iana Matei

Romania, Class of 2006

Dedicating her time, her money, and her effort, Iana Matei operated for many years what was the only shelter in Romania for victims of human trafficking.

Iana Matei
Iana Matei

Romania, Class of 2006

Dedicating her time, her money, and her effort, Iana Matei operated for many years what was the only shelter in Romania for victims of human trafficking.

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Kristina Misiniene
Kristina Misiniene

Lithuania, Class of 2006

A social worker in Lithuania, Kristina Misiniene has tirelessly pursued support for victims, coordinated awareness campaigns, and facilitated cooperation.

Kristina Misiniene
Kristina Misiniene

Lithuania, Class of 2006

A social worker in Lithuania, Kristina Misiniene has tirelessly pursued support for victims, coordinated awareness campaigns, and facilitated cooperation.

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Sr. Eugenia Bonetti
Sr. Eugenia Bonetti

Italy, Class of 2004

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

Sr. Eugenia Bonetti
Sr. Eugenia Bonetti

Italy, Class of 2004

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

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Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin

United States of America, Class of 2005

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

Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin

United States of America, Class of 2005

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

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Moussa Sow
Moussa Sow

Senegal, Class of 2006

Moussa Sow, once a street child himself, fights for street children in Senegal, providing support, services, and, when possible, reuniting them with their families.

Moussa Sow
Moussa Sow

Senegal, Class of 2006

Moussa Sow, once a street child himself, fights for street children in Senegal, providing support, services, and, when possible, reuniting them with their families.

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Kailash Satyarthi
Kailash Satyarthi

India, Class of 2007

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Kailash Satyarthi has freed an estimated 83,000 children from forced and bonded labor since the 1980s.

Kailash Satyarthi
Kailash Satyarthi

India, Class of 2007

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Kailash Satyarthi has freed an estimated 83,000 children from forced and bonded labor since the 1980s.

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Yasmina Baddou
Yasmina Baddou

Morocco, Class of 2007

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

Yasmina Baddou
Yasmina Baddou

Morocco, Class of 2007

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

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Monica Boseff
Monica Boseff

Romania, Class of 2014

Monica Boseff opened the only emergency shelter in Bucharest, Romania, in 2012, and continues to provide support to victims.

Monica Boseff
Monica Boseff

Romania, Class of 2014

Monica Boseff opened the only emergency shelter in Bucharest, Romania, in 2012, and continues to provide support to victims.

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Pierre Tami
Pierre Tami

Cambodia, Class of 2004

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

Pierre Tami
Pierre Tami

Cambodia, Class of 2004

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

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Sompong Srakaew
Sompong Srakaew

Thailand, Class of 2008

Thailand exports a large amount of the world’s seafood, and Sompong Srakaew has set out to make sure they do this without using slave labor.

Sompong Srakaew
Sompong Srakaew

Thailand, Class of 2008

Thailand exports a large amount of the world’s seafood, and Sompong Srakaew has set out to make sure they do this without using slave labor.

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Lydia Cacho Ribeiro
Lydia Cacho Ribeiro

Mexico, Class of 2007

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.

Lydia Cacho Ribeiro
Lydia Cacho Ribeiro

Mexico, Class of 2007

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.

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Aida Mbodj
Aida Mbodj

Senegal, Class of 2005

Aida Mbodj is a powerful politician in Senegal, well-respected and admired, who used her political power to combat human trafficking in the early part of the millennium.

Aida Mbodj
Aida Mbodj

Senegal, Class of 2005

Aida Mbodj is a powerful politician in Senegal, well-respected and admired, who used her political power to combat human trafficking in the early part of the millennium.

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Amod Kanth
Amod Kanth

India, Class of 2005

After witnessing the after-effects of a 1988 fire, Amod Kanth created the NGO Prayas, an organization for disenfranchised and distressed children in India.

Amod Kanth
Amod Kanth

India, Class of 2005

After witnessing the after-effects of a 1988 fire, Amod Kanth created the NGO Prayas, an organization for disenfranchised and distressed children in India.

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Angelina Atyam
Angelina Atyam

Uganda, Class of 2005

Angelina Atyam’s fight to combat human trafficking was personal: the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) abducted her daughter.

Angelina Atyam
Angelina Atyam

Uganda, Class of 2005

Angelina Atyam’s fight to combat human trafficking was personal: the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) abducted her daughter.

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Ansar Burney
Ansar Burney

Pakistan, Class of 2005

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.

Ansar Burney
Ansar Burney

Pakistan, Class of 2005

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.

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Bhanuja Sharan Lal
Bhanuja Sharan Lal

India, Class of 2014

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.

Bhanuja Sharan Lal
Bhanuja Sharan Lal

India, Class of 2014

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.

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Bhim Lama, Ganesh Shrestha, & Kumar Giri
Bhim Lama, Ganesh Shrestha, & Kumar Giri

Nepal, Class of 2008

The Esther Benjamin’s Memorial Foundation Rescue Team have liberated many Nepali girls from circus slavery in South Asia.

Bhim Lama, Ganesh Shrestha, & Kumar Giri
Bhim Lama, Ganesh Shrestha, & Kumar Giri

Nepal, Class of 2008

The Esther Benjamin’s Memorial Foundation Rescue Team have liberated many Nepali girls from circus slavery in South Asia.

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Chief Togbega Hadjor
Chief Togbega Hadjor

Ghana, Class of 2004

Chief Togbega Hadjor is chief over the region which includes the infamous Lake Volta, where young boys are sold as slaves to fishermen.

Chief Togbega Hadjor
Chief Togbega Hadjor

Ghana, Class of 2004

Chief Togbega Hadjor is chief over the region which includes the infamous Lake Volta, where young boys are sold as slaves to fishermen.

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Christine Sabiyumva
Christine Sabiyumva

Burundi, Class of 2010

The first woman to become an army officer in Burundi, Ms. Sabiyumva has taken a stand against the sexual exploitation of children.

Christine Sabiyumva
Christine Sabiyumva

Burundi, Class of 2010

The first woman to become an army officer in Burundi, Ms. Sabiyumva has taken a stand against the sexual exploitation of children.

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Dewi Hughes (Desak Made Hughesia Dewi)
Dewi Hughes (Desak Made Hughesia Dewi)

Indonesia, Class of 2005

A television personality, Dewi Hughes became the spokesperson for a Campaign to Eliminate the Trafficking of Indonesian Women and Children.

Dewi Hughes (Desak Made Hughesia Dewi)
Dewi Hughes (Desak Made Hughesia Dewi)

Indonesia, Class of 2005

A television personality, Dewi Hughes became the spokesperson for a Campaign to Eliminate the Trafficking of Indonesian Women and Children.

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Gilbert Munda
Gilbert Munda

Democratic Republic of Congo, Class of 2014

A former orphan himself, Gilbert Munda cares for children in vulnerable situations, specializing in those coming out of labor in armed conflicts.

Gilbert Munda
Gilbert Munda

Democratic Republic of Congo, Class of 2014

A former orphan himself, Gilbert Munda cares for children in vulnerable situations, specializing in those coming out of labor in armed conflicts.

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Catherine Groenendijk-Nabukwasi
Catherine Groenendijk-Nabukwasi

South Sudan, Class of 2015

Founder of Confident Children out of Conflict in South Sudan, she fights against child trafficking and exploitation.

Catherine Groenendijk-Nabukwasi
Catherine Groenendijk-Nabukwasi

South Sudan, Class of 2015

Founder of Confident Children out of Conflict in South Sudan, she fights against child trafficking and exploitation.

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Catherine Groenendijk-Nabukwasi
Catherine Groenendijk-Nabukwasi

South Sudan, Class of 2015

Founder of Confident Children out of Conflict in South Sudan, she fights against child trafficking and exploitation.

Catherine Groenendijk-Nabukwasi
Catherine Groenendijk-Nabukwasi

South Sudan, Class of 2015

Founder of Confident Children out of Conflict in South Sudan, she fights against child trafficking and exploitation.

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Parosha Chandran
Parosha Chandran

United Kingdom, Class of 2015

Parosha Chandran is a human rights lawyer who operates out the UK. Both a cutting edge policymaker, and a practicing attorney, she has helped victims to seek justice in the courts.

Parosha Chandran
Parosha Chandran

United Kingdom, Class of 2015

Parosha Chandran is a human rights lawyer who operates out the UK. Both a cutting edge policymaker, and a practicing attorney, she has helped victims to seek justice in the courts.

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Parosha Chandran
Parosha Chandran

United Kingdom, Class of 2015

Parosha Chandran is a human rights lawyer who operates out the UK. Both a cutting edge policymaker, and a practicing attorney, she has helped victims to seek justice in the courts.

Parosha Chandran
Parosha Chandran

United Kingdom, Class of 2015

Parosha Chandran is a human rights lawyer who operates out the UK. Both a cutting edge policymaker, and a practicing attorney, she has helped victims to seek justice in the courts.

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Issa Kouyaté
Issa Kouyaté

Senegal, Class of 2016

Issa Kouyaté
Issa Kouyaté

Senegal, Class of 2016

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Josue Ango
Josue Ango

Burkina Faso, Class of 2018

Josue Ango is a driving force behind Burkina Faso’s efforts to combat human trafficking.

Josue Ango
Josue Ango

Burkina Faso, Class of 2018

Josue Ango is a driving force behind Burkina Faso’s efforts to combat human trafficking.

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