northern Colorado human trafficking symposium website

Too often those of us working in the anti-trafficking space attempt to reinvent the wheel, eschewing expertise and relying instead on biased data, on donor-driven projects, and on invalid assumptions. Almost every time we make assumptions about human trafficking, even assumptions that seem to make a lot of sense, they are wrong.

We then direct our attention and resources towards the wrong people, and the wrong problems. And while out attention is misdirected, people actually are exploited and trafficked and suffer harm. In spite of human trafficking being the most well-funded human rights issue in the world, with the highest bi-partisan buy-in, we repeatedly squander this good will and rare political committment. If we committed instead to seeking expertise, we could improve our efforts tremendously.

Learn more about the presenter Dina Haynes.