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Honorable Francisco Sierra
Honorable Francisco Sierra

Japan, Class of 2004

As the Ambassador from Colombia to Japan, the Honorable Francisco Sierra was able to address a unique problem: people who were being trafficked from Colombia to Japan.

Honorable Francisco Sierra
Honorable Francisco Sierra

Japan, Class of 2004

As the Ambassador from Colombia to Japan, the Honorable Francisco Sierra was able to address a unique problem: people who were being trafficked from Colombia to Japan.

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Irén Ádámné Dunai
Irén Ádámné Dunai

Hungary, Class of 2010

A government official,Irén Ádámné Dunai has diligently networked between agencies to provide shelter, open a crisis hotline, and set up a shelter referral service.

Irén Ádámné Dunai
Irén Ádámné Dunai

Hungary, Class of 2010

A government official,Irén Ádámné Dunai has diligently networked between agencies to provide shelter, open a crisis hotline, and set up a shelter referral service.

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Sheila Roseau
Sheila Roseau

Antigua and Barbuda, Class of 2011

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

Sheila Roseau
Sheila Roseau

Antigua and Barbuda, Class of 2011

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

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Maria Grazia Giammarinaro
Maria Grazia Giammarinaro

Italy, Class of 2012

The OSCE Special Representative and Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro has transformed their efforts.

Maria Grazia Giammarinaro
Maria Grazia Giammarinaro

Italy, Class of 2012

The OSCE Special Representative and Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro has transformed their efforts.

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Mohammed Bassam Al-Nasseri
Mohammed Bassam Al-Nasseri

Iraq, Class of 2013

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

Mohammed Bassam Al-Nasseri
Mohammed Bassam Al-Nasseri

Iraq, Class of 2013

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

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Susan Ople
Susan Ople

Philippines, Class of 2013

Founder and president of an NGO, Susan Ople provides assistance to Filipino workers who have moved overseas for work.

Susan Ople
Susan Ople

Philippines, Class of 2013

Founder and president of an NGO, Susan Ople provides assistance to Filipino workers who have moved overseas for work.

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Swati Chauhan
Swati Chauhan

India, Class of 2011

Magistrate Chauhan has worked through an incredible backlog of cases in administering the ITPA as part of Mumbai’s specialized court.

Swati Chauhan
Swati Chauhan

India, Class of 2011

Magistrate Chauhan has worked through an incredible backlog of cases in administering the ITPA as part of Mumbai’s specialized court.

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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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Alice Nah
Alice Nah

Malaysia, Class of 2009

While working on her PhD Thesis, Alice Nah saw the plight of migrant workers in Malaysia.

Alice Nah
Alice Nah

Malaysia, Class of 2009

While working on her PhD Thesis, Alice Nah saw the plight of migrant workers in Malaysia.

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Beatrice Jedy-Agba
Beatrice Jedy-Agba

Nigeria, Class of 2014

Beatrice Jedy-Agba is the Executive Secretary of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and other Related Matters (NAPTIP) in Nigeria.

Beatrice Jedy-Agba
Beatrice Jedy-Agba

Nigeria, Class of 2014

Beatrice Jedy-Agba is the Executive Secretary of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and other Related Matters (NAPTIP) in Nigeria.

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Benjamin Perrin
Benjamin Perrin

Canada, Class of 2009

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

Benjamin Perrin
Benjamin Perrin

Canada, Class of 2009

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

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Bonnie Miller
Bonnie Miller

Greece, Class of 2004

Bonnie Miller tirelessly pursued cooperative efforts to combat modern-day slavery, raised awareness, and established resources.

Bonnie Miller
Bonnie Miller

Greece, Class of 2004

Bonnie Miller tirelessly pursued cooperative efforts to combat modern-day slavery, raised awareness, and established resources.

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Charmaine Gandhi-Andrews
Charmaine Gandhi-Andrews

Trinidad and Tobago, Class of 2014

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.

Charmaine Gandhi-Andrews
Charmaine Gandhi-Andrews

Trinidad and Tobago, Class of 2014

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.

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Elisabeth Sioufi
Elisabeth Sioufi

Lebanon, Class of 2014

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.

Elisabeth Sioufi
Elisabeth Sioufi

Lebanon, Class of 2014

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.

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Eva Biaudet
Eva Biaudet

Finland, Class of 2011

A familiar face in Finnish politics for twenty years, Eva Biaudet, as the Ombudsman for Minorities, advocates for better responses to trafficking.

Eva Biaudet
Eva Biaudet

Finland, Class of 2011

A familiar face in Finnish politics for twenty years, Eva Biaudet, as the Ombudsman for Minorities, advocates for better responses to trafficking.

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Charimaya Tamang
Charimaya Tamang

Nepal, Class of 2011

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

Charimaya Tamang
Charimaya Tamang

Nepal, Class of 2011

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

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Moses Binoga
Moses Binoga

Uganda, Class of 2015

Moses Binoga leads a government task force in Uganda to combat modern-slavery. He actively advocates for better policies and cooperation.

Moses Binoga
Moses Binoga

Uganda, Class of 2015

Moses Binoga leads a government task force in Uganda to combat modern-slavery. He actively advocates for better policies and cooperation.

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Betty Pedraza Lozano
Betty Pedraza Lozano

Colombia, Class of 2015

Betty Pedraza Lozano is the founder and director of a Colombian NGO that provides victim services, spreads awareness, and encourages international cooperation.

Betty Pedraza Lozano
Betty Pedraza Lozano

Colombia, Class of 2015

Betty Pedraza Lozano is the founder and director of a Colombian NGO that provides victim services, spreads awareness, and encourages international cooperation.

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Norotiana Ramboarivelo Jeannoda
Norotiana Ramboarivelo Jeannoda

Madagascar, Class of 2015

Norotiana Jeannoda is an incredible civil society advocate in Madagascar, helping victims and changing policy.

Norotiana Ramboarivelo Jeannoda
Norotiana Ramboarivelo Jeannoda

Madagascar, Class of 2015

Norotiana Jeannoda is an incredible civil society advocate in Madagascar, helping victims and changing policy.

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Anne Gallagher
Anne Gallagher

Worldwide, Class of 2012

Anne Gallagher is the leading global expert on the international law of human trafficking, and has worked for twenty years to combat this issue.

Anne Gallagher
Anne Gallagher

Worldwide, Class of 2012

Anne Gallagher is the leading global expert on the international law of human trafficking, and has worked for twenty years to combat this issue.

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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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Karen G. I. Rigby
Karen G. I. Rigby

The Bahamas, Class of 2016

Karen G. I. Rigby
Karen G. I. Rigby

The Bahamas, Class of 2016

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Amina Oufroukhi
Amina Oufroukhi

Morocco, Class of 2017

Amina Oufroukhi
Amina Oufroukhi

Morocco, Class of 2017

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Viktoria Sebhelyi
Viktoria Sebhelyi

Hungary, Class of 2017

Viktoria Sebhelyi
Viktoria Sebhelyi

Hungary, Class of 2017

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Kim Jong-chul
Kim Jong-chul

Republic of Korea, Class of 2018

Kim Jong-chul is the founder and former Director of the Advocates for Public Interest Law.

Kim Jong-chul
Kim Jong-chul

Republic of Korea, Class of 2018

Kim Jong-chul is the founder and former Director of the Advocates for Public Interest Law.

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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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