This event is scheduled for October 22 at 12:30PM EST.
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.
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.
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.
Debra Martin Chase
Catherine J. Douglass
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Aaron Marcu & Mary Lu Bilek
Alexi Ashe Meyers
Lynn and John Savarese
V-Day Rising Fund
Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz LLP
If you or someone you know needs help leaving sex trafficking or sexual exploitation, please check out our list of global resources.