Shannon Wong has been working to end violence against women for over twenty years. For over a decade, she worked at the YWCA, an organization whose mission is eliminating racism and empowering women. While there, she was the driving force behind local and statewide anti-trafficking efforts. Today, Ms. Wong continues to support the empowerment of women and girls in her position as an elected official.
“We must recognize that trafficking is happening in our communities; the failure to do so is tantamount to failing victims. And we must address the cultural norms that create an atmosphere where people can buy and sell women and girls.”