Rights4Girls Delivers Keynote at the Gates Foundation for Human Trafficking Awareness Month
Rights4Girls Executive Director Yasmin Vafa was invited to deliver the keynote address at an event hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Stolen Youth in Seattle, WA on the impacts of race, gender, and economic inequality on child sex trafficking.
“Sex trafficking is rooted in multiple systems of oppression that have long contributed to the exploitation of people of color in this country for generations through colonization and slavery. To really understand sex trafficking in this country today, we have to understand it in the context of a long legacy of racial and gender violence that continues to perpetuate the exploitation, and often times the criminalization, of our young women and children of color,” said the Rights4Girls Executive Director. Watch the speech and accompanying panel discussion that was moderated by Susan Long-Walsh of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Val Richey of the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office here.