Tiffany Williams is the Associate Director of the Institute for Policy Studies. Tiffany first came to IPS as an intern in 2003, and in 2008 she joined the staff as the social worker and Advocacy Director for IPS project Break the Chain Campaign. In addition to her role as project director at IPS, she contributed significantly to the work of allies in the low-wage worker movement, helping develop and coordinate a national anti-trafficking project called “Beyond Survival” with National Domestic Workers Alliance.
As a social worker, Tiffany has provided counseling and case management for domestic workers who survived human trafficking and labor exploitation in the Washington metro area. As an advocate and public scholar, she managed the creation of grassroots education materials and workshops around worker rights and human trafficking, facilitated trainings for NGO and government agents, and published several articles and reports in various online and print media publications.
Tiffany’s passion for IPS as a multi-issue “think and do tank” comes from her belief that smart, timely public scholarship can play a critical support role for grassroots movements led by the people most affected by social injustice.
Tiffany graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science, and from Columbia University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She is a licensed social worker in the District of Columbia.
Unfortunately, sexual harassment, wage theft, intimidation and even labor trafficking are still distressingly common for low-wage women workers.
This summer's International Labour Conference is our chance to initiate an intersectional view of supply chains.
Migrant workers need rights and safety nets, yet sob stories of abuse will not bring about such change. Organizing, on the other hand, will.
Like many Americans, my mom has no retirement savings.
A federal program lets promising and indebted college grads pursue careers in the public interest.
Tiffany Williams, who has led IPS’ work on labor and human trafficking for more than a decade, reflects on a recent trip to India.
Migrant domestic workers from Bangladesh enjoy little protection from their government, but they’re not alone.
"The treatment of Khobragade during her arrest raises serious concerns for us and for our international allies, but it is our belief this cannot be used as an excuse to ignore the deeper questions raised by the case," said Tiffany Williams, Institute for Policy Studies.
Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade was clearly mistreated by U.S. officers, but what about the abuse that migrant domestic workers live through every day?
Au pairs may get an experience they didn't bargain for when they head for a stint in the United States.
Your guide to how the U.S. immigration system affects women differently from men--and how the Senate bill will change it.
President Obama has declared January as "National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month," and immigration will be near the top of President Obama's political agenda in his second term.
Between 14,500 and 17,500 persons are trafficked into the country each year and that approximately 50,000 trafficked individuals may be present at any given time.
After this year's celebrations of workers' history, it's time to focus on the ongoing fights for the rights of domestic workers, direct care workers, and guest workers.
Even as a social worker focused on the intersection of violence, ethnicity, immigration status, and the workplace for most of my career, the stories I heard on this trip overwhelmed me.
Earlier this month, the Department of Labor announced new protections for guestworkers with a temporary work permit.
"The Help" is drawing attention to today's domestic workers.
Hershey's chocolate packing plant is in at the center of a dispute related to a "summer work travel visa" with little opportunity beyond mere survival.
Thoughts, expectations, and plans for the We Belong Together delegation travels to Georgia to bring attention to the ways in which unjust immigration laws affect women, children and families.
A delegation of women leaders will travel to the Peach state to hear about the negative impacts that immigration enforcement has on immigrant families.