Join us on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, from 12:00-1:00 pm PST // 3:00-4:00 pm EST for an informative conference call on human trafficking and child protection.

Trafficking, one form of violence against children, can have a long-lasting impact on the health, development, and education of a child.  In this conference call, you will hear from Rahsaan Graham and Jessica Bousquette, who are experts on the problem of trafficking and child protection, and they will answer your questions about this complicated issue. Learn how World Vision addresses the root causes of trafficking and vulnerability, and how you can advocate for key legislation in Congress this summer that will help protect children around the world. Sign up to join the call!

Meet Our Experts:

Rahsaan GrahamRahsaan Graham is World Vision’s Senior Director for Child Development and Protection based in Washington, D.C. Rahsaan completed his undergraduate studies at North Park College (now North Park University) and obtained a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Rush University. In 2002, he joined World Vision as the Director of the Vision Youth Program, World Vision’s first U.S. Programs work in New York City. Over the next 10 years, he held two additional U.S. Programs positions, Executive Director of Programs in New York City and Regional Director for U.S. Programs East of the Mississippi River. In his current role, Rahsaan directs business planning, project design, and management of a privately funded portfolio of work focusing on children vulnerable to exploitation and violence and those without access to quality schooling.

Photo by Jason Dixson Photography. www.jasondixson.comJessica Bousquette is World Vision’s Policy Advisor for Child Protection based Washington, D.C. Jessica joined World Vision in 2011 as a child protection research assistant and is the co-author of two policy reports on child protection and U.S. foreign policy and assistance. Her work focuses on violence against children, child labor, and children affected by armed conflict.

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Photo: World Vision Bangladesh Donor Liaison, George Sarkar, (in orange) plays a game with the boys at World Vision’s Child Friendly Learning and Recreation Center (CFLRC). At the CFLRC the boys will learn life skills as well as about the dangers of trafficking and their rights. ©2017 World Vision/ photo by Laura Reinhardt


  • All trafficking has to stop. Human trafficking is the trade of humans, most commonly for the purpose of forced labor, sexual slavery, or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others. This may encompass providing a spouse in the context of forced marriage, or the extraction of organs or tissues, including for surrogacy and ova removal. Human trafficking can occur within a country or trans-nationally. I do not know how this insidious behavior can be stopped and eliminated but I will do all in that I can in power to help end it.

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