VIDEO: Survivors Speak at Congressional Briefing on Combating Modern Slavery

On January 27, five survivors of human trafficking spoke at a Capitol Visitors Center briefing hosted by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) and Rob Portman (D-Ohio.) In a panel discussion moderated by ATEST Director Melysa Sperber, speakers shared their valuable perspectives on what the United States must do to prevent and end modern slavery, stop treating trafficking victims as criminals, and provide critical survivor services. View highlights or the full video, below:

Briefing Highlights

Full Briefing

Content Index:

Introduction by Melysa Sperber, ATEST: 00:10
Shandra Woworuntu, Voices of Hope: 03:14
Ima Matul, Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking: 10:52
Beth Jacobs, Willow Way: 18:50
Margeaux Gray, Survivor Advocate and Artist:  24:29
James  Kofi Annan, Challenging Heights: 32:43
Melysa Sperber Q&A with Panelist: 40:18
Audience Q&A: 51:10


The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) is a U.S. based coalition that advocates for solutions to prevent and end all forms of human trafficking and modern slavery around the world.

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