Media Contacts:
Marzena Zukowska, National Domestic Workers Alliance, marzena@domesticworkers.org, 872-216-3684
Domenica Ghanem, Institute for Policy Studies, domenica@ips-dc.org, 202-787-5205

Washington, DC — The National Domestic Workers Alliance and Institute for Policy Studies will release their new report The Human Trafficking of Domestic Workers in the United States: Findings from the Beyond Survival Campaign at a public panel discussion featuring labor trafficking survivors and immigrant worker rights organizers on March 13 at 12PM at their office in Washington DC. The panel will discuss the report’s findings, the impact of the Trump administration’s policies on labor trafficking survivors, and solutions policymakers should adopt to protect domestic workers. If you cannot attend in person, you can join our audio livestream here.

In a political climate where employers are encouraged to prey upon the most vulnerable among us and police are increasingly embroiled in immigrant enforcement, we anticipate that labor protections for trafficking survivors will only deteriorate. It is critical to learn from the experiences of domestic workers, like Shanti and Rosa, whose stories are featured in the report, and who have survived labor exploitation and human trafficking. Through their leadership, others experiencing similar abuse will be encouraged to break the silence. Policymakers must adopt the solutions developed by survivors to stop the exploitation of domestic workers and bring respect, recognition and dignity to this essential workforce.

WHO:              Labor trafficking survivors and domestic worker  organizers, Shanti and Rosa
Damayan Migrant Workers Association Organizer, Riya Ortiz
Report co-author and NDWA Advocacy Director, Sameera Hafiz will moderate

WHAT:            Findings from the Beyond Survival Campaign Report Release and panel discussion on the impact of Trump immigration enforcement policies on survivors of human trafficking

WHERE:         1301 Connecticut Ave. NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036 OR
Join our audio livestream

WHEN:           March 13, 2017, 12:00-1:30 PM