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Meaningful Engagement of People With Lived Experience: A Framework for Inclusion

People with lived experience bring diverse perspectives and firsthand knowledge of effective (and ineffective) strategies and approaches to address human trafficking. The insight and involvement of people with lived experience leads to a more comprehensive approach, tailored solutions, and increased engagement from impacted communities This results in more active participation, better data collection, better outcomes, and more meaningful results. This session will focus on engaging impacted communities in anti-trafficking work and share a framework for increasing lived experience engagement leadership within organizations and initiatives.

The session will introduce the “Lived Experience Engagement Spectrum” and provide an overview of each engagement stage, sharing practical application examples. It will highlight the impact of increased engagement of people with lived experience in shaping policies, programs, and interventions to address human trafficking and address common barriers to meaningful engagement.

Read more about the speaker, Wade Arvizu.