Jessica Neuwirth

Founder, Equality Now and Donor Direct Action

Jessica Neuwirth

Jessica Neuwirth is the Founder of Equality Now, an international women’s rights advocacy organization, and of Donor Direct Action, a project to strengthen women’s rights organizations around the world. She led the initiative advocating for the prosecution of Big Apple Oriental Tours, the first sex tourism company prosecuted in the United States. Ms. Neuwirth is also one of the Founders of the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition. More recently, she formed a new ERA Coalition to promote constitutional equality for women in the United States.

“We can change the world we live in. I want to live in a world where human trafficking is an artifact of history, not a multi-billion dollar industry that preys on forced labor and commercial sexual exploitation.”