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This event is scheduled for October 22 at 12:30PM EST.

From the Margins to the Center: Celebrating Resilience and Courage

We are honored to feature three MacArthur “Genius” Fellows: two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Rhiannon Giddens, and multi award-winning writer Edwidge Danticat. The event will also host a conversation between acclaimed actress and activist Sophia Bush and survivor leader Melanie Thompson. We’ll have musical performances by South African survivor leader Grizelda Grootboom and internationally acclaimed violinist Robert McDuffie. Actress Saidah Arrika Ekulona will emcee. 

In light of the impact of COVID-19 on victims and survivors, your generous support strengthens our global movement to end trafficking and sexual exploitation and alleviate suffering of the most vulnerable women and girls.

Questions about tickets or sponsorship opportunities? Contact [email protected]

This event is scheduled for October 22 at 12:30PM EST.

From the Margins to the Center: Celebrating Resilience and Courage

We are honored to feature three MacArthur “Genius” Fellows: two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Rhiannon Giddens, and multi award-winning writer Edwidge Danticat. The event will also host a conversation between acclaimed actress and activist Sophia Bush and survivor leader Melanie Thompson. We’ll have musical performances by South African survivor leader Grizelda Grootboom and internationally acclaimed violinist Robert McDuffie. Actress Saidah Arrika Ekulona will emcee. 

In light of the impact of COVID-19 on victims and survivors, your generous support strengthens our global movement to end trafficking and sexual exploitation and alleviate suffering of the most vulnerable women and girls.

Questions about tickets or sponsorship opportunities? Contact [email protected]

Lynn Nottage

TWO-TIME PULITZER PRIZE WINNER

Rhiannon Giddens

GRAMMY-WINNING SINGER-SONGWRITER

Edwidge Danticat

MULTI AWARD-WINNING WRITER

Melanie Thompson

SURVIVOR LEADER

Sophia Bush

ACTRESS & ACTIVIST

Grizelda Grootboom

SURVIVOR LEADER

Robert McDuffie

INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED VIOLINIST

Saidah Arrika Ekulona

ACTRESS & EMCEE

Taina Bien-Aimé

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CATW

Let’s end human trafficking and sexual exploitation around the world — together.

Everyone has the right to live a life free from violence and discrimination. Since 1988, we’ve been working to end the trafficking and sexual exploitation of women and girls by advocating for strong laws and policies, raising public awareness and supporting survivor leadership globally.

Celebrate resilience and courage with us!

Tell the world why you stand with survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Take a selfie with your message of support [here’s a template if you need it]. Tag and follow @CATWIntl and use hashtags #CATWVirtualGala2020 #StandWithSurvivors in your post.

We thank our Host Committee, sponsors and supporters for their generous contributions.

Host Committee

Hyatt Bass

Debra Martin Chase

Stephanie Davis

Anne Delaney

Winifred Doherty

Catherine J. Douglass

Stephanie Ferdman

Rachel Foster

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Cathy Lee

Aaron Marcu & Mary Lu Bilek

Alexi Ashe Meyers

Jessica Neuwirth

Bonnie Porta

Lynn and John Savarese

Gloria Steinem

V-Day Rising Fund

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz LLP

Rebecca Zipkin

Help us create a world where no woman or girl is bought or sold.

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