Wed, Aug 05 | Zoom

Survivor Stories

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Survivor Stories

Time & Location

Aug 05, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM PDT
Zoom

About the Event

Survivor Voices is three individual presentations from lived experience experts leading the field of anti-human trafficking. We will listen to gain understanding for the experiences of domestic, international, and indigenous/Native American human trafficking experiences from people in our communities. Each with their own individual perspectives. Please join us in this rich discussion.

Awah Francisca Mbuli is a survivor of human trafficking and modern slavery who serves as the founder and CEO of the survivor-led anti-trafficking organization Survivors’ Network (SN) Cameroon. She has implemented numerous strategies to prevent forced labor within vulnerable communities in Cameroon. Her work is centered on a commitment to raising awareness throughout the country and around the world in partnership with media outlets and international organizations. Francisca’s innovative programs focus on economically empowering women who are survivors of human trafficking. Among other accomplishments, she has helped rescue and reintegrate 28 female victims of human trafficking from the Gulf Corporation States to their respective Sub-Saharan African home countries. Her work has been recognized both nationally and internationally; most recently, she was awarded a 2018 TIP Hero Award from the U.S. Department of State. Francisca was selected as a 2018 Global Freedom Exchange Fellow.

Tosha Elliott (Confederated Tribes of WarmSprings,OR) serves as Innovations Human Trafficking Collaboratives Resource Navigator. She comes from a long line of domestic violence Tribal advocates.  Tosha has experience working with youth and adults who are seeking safety. Tosha’s experience, invaluable skill sets,  lived experience, passion, and drive to serve others makes Tosha an exceptional advocate for survivors of human trafficking and commercial sex industry.

Executive Director Kyra Doubek has over a decade of nonprofit leadership and advocacy experience in Washington, championing the movement to end exploitation and increase services for human trafficking survivors. Throughout Kyra's career she has led crucial anti-human trafficking initiatives with the Port of Seattle, Attorney's General Office, and various state and local task forces.  She built instrumental relationships with federal and local law enforcement, developing protocols and partnerships to increase unity and  enforcement across sectors. Kyra has served on the board of Renton Youth Advocacy Center and the Organization for Prostitution Survivors. A survivor herself, Kyra experienced firsthand the commercial sex landscape in Washington. After exiting "the life" Kyra joined the movement to end commercial sexual exploitation.