Cincinnati, Ohio: Survivors are primary stakeholders in the anti-trafficking field, and survivor leaders offer invaluable insight and expertise.
To elevate survivor voices and enhance collective impact work, the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking appointed Harold D’Souza an international inspiring survivor-advocate on the Survivor Advisory Council on March 23, 2022.
The Collaborative to End Human Trafficking began in 2007 and was built on the understanding that a multifaced human rights and public health issue like human trafficking cannot be solved by one organization or system alone.
“In the Anti-Human Trafficking field, we must first and foremost listen to and learn from the experiences of survivors of human trafficking, so that we can improve our community’s response to human trafficking,” said Kirsti Mouncey, President & CEO of the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking.
Anti-trafficking efforts can only be successful with the comprehensive inclusion of diverse professionals. The Collaborative to End Human Trafficking affirms that survivors are the experts in the anti-trafficking field!
Harold D’Souza’s insight into the anti-trafficking field through application, adaptation, and validation will be prominent in the Collaborative’s work.
Survivor leaders offer invaluable insight and expertise and will heavily influence the education, training & technical assistance; social media content; and consults with various Collaborative partners and members.
Harold D’Souza, Rachel Socorro, Teresa Rachelle Merriweather, Annete Mango, and China Darrington were introduced to the Survivor Advisory Council members, their insights gained through lived experiences and professional endeavours will highly impact the fight against human trafficking within Northeast Ohio and beyond.
Partnering with Collaborative to End Human Trafficking is to empower every victim to fight for freedom said Harold D’Souza President of Eyes Open International.
If you or anyone you suspect is a victim of labour or sex trafficking:
In Canada dial the Canadian Human Trafficking hotline: 1-833-900-1010 or
In the United States of America call: 1-888-373-7888.