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Freedom from Sexual Violence

Responding to Sex Trafficking of Women and Girls from Mexico & Latin America

Polaris Project
Presented by:
Karen Romero
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The workshop will focus on tools and resources that address the immediate and unique service needs of these survivors, supporting them through a comprehensive response to this form of sex trafficking. Taking into account a nuanced understanding of migration, gender norms, and cultural context, advocates will learn how to respond to victims effectively and immediately with an eye towards individual empowerment and economic sustainability. Additionally, we will discuss the importance of engaging key stakeholders and communities to be equipped to recognize and address human trafficking. Finally, we will touch on public outreach focusing on awareness-raising activities that will prevent further victimization of vulnerable women and girls in the region.