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Sattaru Umapathi
Sattaru Umapathi

India, Class of 2010

A Policeman in Andhra Pradesh, Mr. Sattaru Umapathi has rescued victims, prosecuted traffickers, and worked extensively with local NGOs.

Sattaru Umapathi
Sattaru Umapathi

India, Class of 2010

A Policeman in Andhra Pradesh, Mr. Sattaru Umapathi has rescued victims, prosecuted traffickers, and worked extensively with local NGOs.

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Javier Antonio Morazan & Juan Victoriano Ruiz
Javier Antonio Morazan & Juan Victoriano Ruiz

Nicaragua, Class of 2013

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

Javier Antonio Morazan & Juan Victoriano Ruiz
Javier Antonio Morazan & Juan Victoriano Ruiz

Nicaragua, Class of 2013

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

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Van Ngoc Ta
Van Ngoc Ta

Vietnam, Class of 2014

A Lawyer for an Australian charity, Van Ngoc Tan works in Vietnam and China to free victims of forced labor and sex trafficking.

Van Ngoc Ta
Van Ngoc Ta

Vietnam, Class of 2014

A Lawyer for an Australian charity, Van Ngoc Tan works in Vietnam and China to free victims of forced labor and sex trafficking.

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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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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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Elly Anita
Elly Anita

Indonesia, Class of 2009

After a horrific ordeal at the hands of a fraudulent recruitment company in Iraq, Elly Anita joined the NGO Migrant Care.

Elly Anita
Elly Anita

Indonesia, Class of 2009

After a horrific ordeal at the hands of a fraudulent recruitment company in Iraq, Elly Anita joined the NGO Migrant Care.

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Brother Xavier Plassat
Brother Xavier Plassat

Brazil, Class of 2010

Brother Xavier Plassat, a friar of the Dominican order, first came across forced labor practices after coming to Brazil in the 1980s.

Brother Xavier Plassat
Brother Xavier Plassat

Brazil, Class of 2010

Brother Xavier Plassat, a friar of the Dominican order, first came across forced labor practices after coming to Brazil in the 1980s.

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Rita Theodorou Superman
Rita Theodorou Superman

Cyprus, Class of 2016

Rita Theodorou Superman
Rita Theodorou Superman

Cyprus, Class of 2016

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Francisca Awah Mbuli
Francisca Awah Mbuli

Cameroon, Class of 2018

Francisca Awah Mbuli is a survivor of human trafficking and the founding director of Survivors’ Network.

Francisca Awah Mbuli
Francisca Awah Mbuli

Cameroon, Class of 2018

Francisca Awah Mbuli is a survivor of human trafficking and the founding director of Survivors’ Network.

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Ary Varela and Natalino Correia
Ary Varela and Natalino Correia

Cabo Verde, Class of 2020

Holding human traffickers criminally accountable and assisting victims in attaining justice in Cabo Verde

Ary Varela and Natalino Correia
Ary Varela and Natalino Correia

Cabo Verde, Class of 2020

Holding human traffickers criminally accountable and assisting victims in attaining justice in Cabo Verde

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Sophie Otiende
Sophie Otiende

Kenya, Class of 2020

Advocating for the rights of victims of human trafficking

Sophie Otiende
Sophie Otiende

Kenya, Class of 2020

Advocating for the rights of victims of human trafficking

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Oxana Alistratova
Oxana Alistratova

Moldova, Class of 2020

Committed to women’s empowerment and anti-trafficking efforts

Oxana Alistratova
Oxana Alistratova

Moldova, Class of 2020

Committed to women’s empowerment and anti-trafficking efforts

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Karma Rigzin
Karma Rigzin

Bhutan, Class of 2020

A leading advocate for increasing efforts to combat trafficking in Bhutan.

Karma Rigzin
Karma Rigzin

Bhutan, Class of 2020

A leading advocate for increasing efforts to combat trafficking in Bhutan.

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