Columbus(Ohio): Dave Yost Ohio Attorney General invited survivor advocate Harold D’Souza to Human Trafficking Summit 2022 at Columbus on January 13th to empower community members to combat human trafficking.
Today survivors are thriving across the globe. Harold D’Souza an Indian American is the voice for the voiceless victims. The office of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced that Cyntoia Brown-Long, a nationally recognized advocate for criminal justice reform and victims of human trafficking, was the keynote speaker for the attorney general’s third annual Human Trafficking Summit on Jan. 13, 2022.
America is the destination India is the source. Enlightening our vulnerable population on human trafficking problems, solutions, and resources during pandemics is our mission said Harold D’Souza President of Eyes Open International (EOI).
“Hearing directly from someone who has lived to tell the horrors and devastating reality of being trafficked speaks to the heart,” Yost said. “Movies have skewed our perspectives on trafficking. The reality is that many victims are trapped due to drug dependency and/or a fear of violence. This reality makes education all the more crucial – so communities can develop the tools necessary to help turn victims into survivors.”
Harold D’Souza shared; “Dave Yost, Ohio Attorney General and his esteemed team believe in empowering law enforcement agencies, survivors, community members, victims, faith-based organizations, health-care, and non-profit organizations to combat this horrendous crime.
If you or anyone you suspect is a victim of labor or sex trafficking in America, call 1-888-373-7888 and 513-800-1863 in Ohio.