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Track 2

Human Trafficking 101

Room 374

Description: Human Trafficking is a human rights issue that is happening around the world. Human Trafficking 101 will discuss the definitions of human trafficking, what does it look like in the different communities, how to identify potential victims of trafficking, how to work with potential victims of trafficking, what resources and legal remedies are available for victims of trafficking.


Yvonne Chen

Sanctuary for Families

Yvonne Chen serves as the Manager of Outreach in Sanctuary for Families' Anti-Trafficking Initiative, one of the nation's leading service providers for immigrant victims of human trafficking and gender based violence. Ms. Chen is a fluent Mandarin speaker and coordinates outreach services to help identify victims of trafficking. She provides outreach services to human trafficking survivors as well as the public to bring awareness to issue of trafficking. Ms. Chen brings a unique perspective in her work with trafficking victims, having lived with them as the first residential coordinator at a confidential safe house for immigrant survivors of sex trafficking. Ms. Chen also has assisted refugee communities in South Africa and California. Prior to joining Sanctuary, Ms. Chen worked as a Grants Program Analyst at the Interest on Lawyer Account (IOLA) Fund of the State of New York, where she developed expertise at analyzing grant processes.