This session will explore the history of the human trafficking movement from chattel slavery to the passage of the 2000 Trafficking Victims Protection Act. Participants will explore how this history has shaped the modern anti-trafficking movement and why many organizations claiming values of survivor-centered, trauma-informed, and empowerment-based programming regularly engage in coercive intervention and other strategies that do not center the consent and bodily autonomy of all survivors. By then end of the session, particpants will be able to understand and apply a human rights and public health based approach to anti-trafficking movement work including services and public policy.


Leigh LaChapelle

Area of Focus

Advocacy and Intervention for Survivors