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Women Rising 30: International Slavery and Human Trafficking

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Women Rising Radio #30 profiles women fighting slavery, trafficking and forced labor globally.


  • Ima Matul, with CAST LA, was trafficked to Los Angeles, was rescued by the Coalition Against Slavery and Trafficking in Los Angeles, and now heads CAST’s leadership program.
  • Joanna Ewart-James is the executive director of WALK FREE, an online and on-the-ground network battling trafficking, forced labor, and servitude worldwide. WALK FREE is based in London.
  • Elena Uraleva is an independent human rights monitor in her home country of Uzbekistan.  She works with WALK FREE to document forced labor and human rights abuses there.
  • Supriya Awasthi works on children’s rights and on freeing bonded slaves in India.  She is a staff member of FREE THE SLAVES.

  • Producer: Lynn Feinerman
  • Host: Sandina Robbins
  • Audio Engineer: Vanessa Lowe
  • Additional Audio: Monica Lopez, Stephanie Welch
  • Other Staff: Meerim Ilyas, Urgent Action Fund for Women, Umida Niyazova,  Journalist, Russia

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