Human Trafficking From a Victim's Perspective

Seminar

Speaker(s)

Rani Hong, Tronie Foundation
Helen Stacy, Program on Human Rights

Date and Time

January 31, 2012 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Availability

Open to the public.

No RSVP required

Location

Bechtel Conference Center

FSI Contact

Nadejda Marques

Ms. Hong is originally from India. She was taken from her family and became a victim of human trafficking when she was seven years old. By age eight, her slave owner, sold her into illegal adoption. Rani married Trong Hong in 1992.  Trong is also a survivor of human trafficking. As a child in Vietnam, he was recruited to become a child soldier.

In 2002, Ms. Hong’s testimony before the Washington State legislature helped pass a law that had been stalled for four years, making it the first state in the nation to pass anti-trafficking legislation. Ongoing testimony for the next nine years aided passage of numerous laws that helped Washington State become the national model for anti-trafficking legislation. 

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