A human rights attorney in the movement to end violence against women and girls, Yasmin Vafa is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Rights4Girls. She leads the award-winning No Such Thing campaign to eliminate the concept of “child prostitute” in language, law, and media and advises Members of Congress, the White House, and the judiciary on policies to protect women and girls at the margin. Successfully advocating for passage of anti-trafficking laws at the federal level, Ms. Vafa was honored by the U.S. Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus for her advocacy on behalf of trafficking victims.
“Not only are women and girls of color overrepresented in the sex trade, they’re also more likely to be criminalized for their exploitation. Sex trafficking must therefore be recognized as a racial, gender, and criminal justice issue.”