First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland, Beth Friedman and the City of Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women hosted an insightful panel discussion with women on the front lines of human trafficking in Los Angeles.
Dr. Susie Baldwin, STD Controller, L.A. County Department of Public Health
Kay Buck, CEO Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)
Professor Kathleen Kim, Loyola Law School, L.A. Police Commissioner
Nury Martinez, Councilwoman, 6th District, City of Los Angeles
Ima Matul, Survivor Coordinator, Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)
Debra Wong Yang, Partner Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, former United States Attorney
Panel Moderator—Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, author, journalist
of trafficking victims are women & girls
Prosecutors sought restitution in 87% of labor trafficking cases surveyed
Prosecutors sought restitution in only 61% of sex trafficking cases surveyed
View more statistics and background on the different types of trafficking presented by the panel.
Visit CASTLA.org to connect with how they are fighting around the world to assist persons trafficked for the purpose of forced labor and slavery-like practices and to work toward ending all instances of such human rights violations.
Locally, the City of Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women, which hosted the event with us, investigates problems and conditions affecting women negatively and recommends solutions; promotes awareness of gender-based inequities in the workplace; and collaborates with groups that help to remove barriers to women reaching their full potential.
Learn about the scope and impact of human trafficking.