149: Collaboration: Working Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings

Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak discuss Sandie’s experience in Greece running the 3-day conference “Working Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings.” She explains how hard it can be to collaborate in the fight against trafficking, but also that working together is the only way to win the fight.

Key Points

  • Many refugees were working professionals in their home countries
  • Refugees desperate for work become highly vulnerable to trafficking.
  • When people get really desperate, standard prevention strategies often don’t work.
  • No one NGO can solve the problem, but each NGO has expertise that can help when working together.
  • Collaborating can be a messy process, but it’s worth it.
  • Collaboration is often complicated because we haven’t learned each other’s terminology.
  • It’s going to take an army to end the trafficking crisis, and we need to build that army by partnering with others.

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Sandie Morgan

Sandie Morgan, PhD, RN is recognized globally for her expertise in combatting human trafficking and working to end violence against women. As Director of Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women & Justice (GCWJ), she oversees the Women’s Studies Minor as well as teaching Family Violence and Human Trafficking.

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