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November 16, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Human Trafficking and Technology – JSWT #44
Join Human Trafficking and Technology – JSWT #44 with Bella Hounakey, Human Trafficking Survivor Advocate & Member of U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking and Framework.
This session will highlight the intersection between Human Trafficking and Technology. Participants will learn information about trafficked persons and how technology is being misused to facilitate exploitation. The facilitator will discuss innovative ways that tech can help detect and bring light on the issue of exploitation domestically as well as internationally.
Bella Hounakey is a fierce advocate of anti-trafficking initiatives to combat and abolish human trafficking. As a survivor herself, she understands the adverse impact of trafficking. This empathy has guided her career and interests to support policies that contribute to supporting victims as they navigate life after victimization. Bella currently serves on two Human Trafficking Council- she’s a member of the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking and Framework -a training and technical assistance project aimed at building capacity to address labor trafficking in the United States. As part of the Council, Bella worked with the Trump Administration on an Executive Order on Combating Human Trafficking and Online Child Exploitation. Her goals remain steadfast: raise awareness, reduce risk of victimization, educate members of the judicial system and general public, and advocate for victim protection and treatment. Bella received a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Spanish; and a Master’s degree from Western Michigan University.
6:30 – 6:45 – Special announcements
6:45 – 7:00 – Roundtable Intros
7:00 – 7:30 – Speaker
7:30 – 8:00 – Open floor Q&A