Lori L. Cohen + Christopher Rothko

Director, Anti-Trafficking Initiative, Sanctuary for Families; Human Rights Leader

Lori Cohen and Christopher Rothko

Lori Cohen directs the Anti-Trafficking Initiative at Sanctuary for Families, which offers legal, clinical, and economic empowerment services to domestic and immigrant victims of human trafficking and draws upon their experiences for advocacy and education. The resilience and courage of these survivors inspire her daily. Dr. Christopher Rothko is Board Chair of the Rothko Chapel, an interfaith center that promotes human rights globally and celebrates the human spirit. A lifelong feminist, he is an ardent advocate for women’s reproductive freedom.

“Trafficking is not just a women’s issue. Both men and women share the responsibility to end this fundamental human rights violation. In a society that glorifies ‘pimp culture,’ we continue to teach our two sons and our daughter alike that the purchase of one person by another for sex is not acceptable.”