Rights4Girls Executive Director Yasmin Vafa at the United State of Women Summit with the First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama and our partners in the Girls at the Margin National Alliance.
Rights4Girls Executive Director Yasmin Vafa with Elle.com Editor-at-Large Melissa Harris-Perry at our R4G at DNC event. We were proud to honor Melissa Harris-Perry, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, and Reverend Leah Daughtry with awards for their commitment to women and girls of color.
Rights4Girls staff with awardees Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman and Melissa Harris-Perry , Editor-at-Large of Elle.com alongside Dr. Ellyn Jo Waller of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, Judge Lori Dumas, and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney at our R4G at DNC event in Philadelphia.
Rights4Girls Staff Attorney Maheen Kaleem at the National Juvenile Justice Network Annual Forum in Memphis, Tennessee. We joined colleagues from the Children's Defense Fund, the National Crittenton Foundation, and the Anti-Recidivism Coalition to speak about the need to center girls in the juvenile justice system.
Rights4Girls Executive Director Yasmin Vafa at our #NoSuchThing Capitol Hill Event in June 2016: "This is the only form of child abuse in which we criminalize the child."
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley at our #NoSuchThing Capitol Hill event on the necessity to end criminalization of child trafficking victims and instead provide them with services and support.
Senator Amy Klobuchar praising the #NoSuchThing campaign at our Capitol Hill event: "Language matters when you call a twelve year-old a prostitute."
Senator John Cornyn on the importance of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (JVTA) in ensuring that victims receive shelter, services, and support. Senator Cornyn acknowledged Rights4Girls' advocacy as critical to moving these efforts forward.
Senator John Cornyn at our #NoSuchThing Capitol Hill briefing with Rights4Girls Executive Director Yasmin Vafa
Leticia Alejandrez of The California Endowment on the need for a public health approach to child sex trafficking at our #NoSuchThing Capitol Hill Event
Rights4Girls with Leticia Alejandrez, Marci Flores, and Amanda Bratcher of The California Endowment and Advisory Board Member T Ortiz Walker Pettigrew at our #NoSuchThing Capitol Hill event
Victims' Rights Caucus Co-Chairs Congressmen Jim Costa and Ted Poe presenting Rights4Girls Executive Director Yasmin Vafa with the Lois Haight Award for Excellence and Innovation at the 10th Annual Victims' Rights Caucus Awards.
Rights4Girls Executive Director Yasmin Vafa accepting the Lois Haight Award for Excellence and Innovation for her advocacy on behalf of crime victims
Rights4Girls Executive Director Yasmin Vafa speaking at the UN Commission on the Status of Women
Rights4Girls Staff Attorney and Equal Justice Works Fellow Maheen Kaleem presenting on the Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline at the Anna Julia Cooper Center's Know Her Truths conference on April 29, 2016.
Rights4Girls Executive Director and panelists at our SXSW panel on the Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline in Austin, Texas
Senator Wyden (D-OR) speaking at our bicameral Fathers of the Congress event on child trafficking
Senators Wyden (D-OR) and Senator Hatch (R-UT) after signing our Our Daughters Are Not for Sale Resolution
Congressman Reichert (R-WA) speaking about the importance of our Our Daughters Are Not for Sale Resolution
Senator Dick Durban (D-IL) signing our resolution declaring that our Daughters Are Not for Sale
Congressman Rick Nolan (D-MN) signing our resolution
Congressman Vargas (D-CA) speaking in support of our resolution
Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA) speaking with T after the Fathers of the Congress event
Congressman Hultgren (R-IL) speaking at our event in support of our resolution
Congressman Cardenas (D-CA) signing onto our resolution
Rights4Girls Yasmin Vafa and Shakira Washington accepting awards from LA County Board of Supervisors for excellence in advocacy around child sex trafficking
Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) on the newly enacted Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act at our #NoSuchThing event in Ohio
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine speaking at our #NoSuchThing event on Ohio's efforts to combat child trafficking
Yasmin speaking at the Ohio Regional Conference on Child Sex Trafficking at the Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaking at our Women of the House event on child sex trafficking
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) signing onto the Our Daughters Are Not for Sale Proclamation
Bipartisan group of female lawmakers signing on to our Proclamation at our Women of the House event to draw awareness to child sex trafficking
Congresswoman Wasserman-Schultz signing onto our Proclamation declaring Our Daughters Are Not for Sale
More from our Women of the House event in support of child sex trafficking victims in the US
Rights4Girls' Yasmin Vafa speaking at the Concordia Summit on our #NoSuchThing Campaign with Google, Yahoo, and Thorn
Rights4Girls' Yasmin Vafa moderating a panel of Congressmembers on federal legislative efforts in Congress
Cindy McCain and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) speaking in support of #NoSuchThing
Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) on the link between child welfare and child trafficking
Rights4Girls' Yasmin Vafa moderating bipartisan panel with Reps. Reichert (R-WA), Maloney (D-NY), Poe (R-TX), Bass (D-CA), and Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL)
Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) and Rights4Girls' Yasmin Vafa at our DC #NoSuchThing launch
Rights4Girls with Kerry Kennedy, Angelita Baeyens and Holly Burkhaldter testifying before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Rights4Girls' Yasmin Vafa testifying before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on the human rights violation of child trafficking victims criminalized in the US for prostitution
Rights4Girls with Kerry Kennedy, Angelita Baeyens and Holly Burkhaldter before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Tina Tchen of the White House Council on Women and Girls delivering the keynote at our Girls at the Margin Conference at Georgetown Law
Rights4Girls' Yasmin Vafa speaking at a Congressional briefing on child sex trafficking prevention strategies
Rights4Girls' Yasmin Vafa with Ambassador Swanee Hunt and Coalition Against Trafficking in Women's Eleanor Gaetan at the Carter Center Summit to End Sexual Exploitation
Congresswoman Bass (D-CA) hosted a Congressional briefing on our report, the Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline: The Girls' Story
Rights4Girls' Yasmin Vafa moderated the panel of experts on girls in the juvenile justice system
Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA) spoke about the increasing number of justice-involved girls
Bipartisan group of lawmakers attended and spoke at our briefing on the Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline for girls
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) speaking on the importance of helping our girls behind bars
Rep. Hank Johson (D-GA) spoke on the need for men to stand up for girls and stop violence against women and children
Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) spoke on how trafficked girls should never be arrested and treated as criminals when they are victims of crime
Rights4Girls' staff meeting with Senator Durbin (D-IL) to discuss child sex trafficking legislation in the Senate
Rights4Girls' staff with Senator Blumenthal (D-CT), Jada Pinkett-Smith, and survivor leader T at the launch of the Senate Caucus to End Human Trafficking
Rights4Girls' EJW Fellow Maheen Kaleem speaking on the Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline at Rep. Bass' Townhall on Girls in the Justice System in LA
More from Rep. Bass' Townhall on Girls in the Justice System in LA
Rights4Girls' press conference in Los Angeles announcing the No Such Thing campaign launch and the new countywide policy to end the arrest of minors for prostitution