Recap of Meeting the Needs of Human Trafficking Victims with Disabilities Webinar

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Meeting the needs of human trafficking victims with disabilities was the first session in a three-part webinar series in partnership with the Vera Institute of Justice, a national organization with expertise in addressing the disproportionate rates of abuse and violence against people with disabilities. The panelists included Olga Trujillo, Vera Institute of Justice; Justine Shorter, National Disability Rights Network, and Erika Reil, Vermont Center for Independent Living.

On September 28, 2021 Sandra Harrell of the Vera Institute of Justice facilitated the session. Sandra has been working at the intersection of disability & gender-based violence for over 15 years. In 2017, she joined the National Human Trafficking and Disability Work Group’s Steering Committee.

This webinar (available via this link to the recording) is designed for people who work with or may come in contact with survivors of human trafficking with disabilities, including disability-focused organizations and victim service organizations. Others are welcome to attend.

Sponsors

End Abuse of People with Disabilities

FISA Foundation

Southwest PA Says No More

Co-sponsors

Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

Black Girls Equity Alliance

City of Pittsburgh Gender Equity Commission

Gwen’s Girls

Institute on Disabilities at Temple University

New Voices for Reproductive Justice

Opportunity Fund

Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy

Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education (PCHE)

Self Advocates United as 1

SisTers PGH

University of Pittsburgh School of Education

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

 

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