Woworuntu was an honoree at L’Oréal Paris’ annual philanthropic program, Women of Worth. Now in its 13th year, the program selects ten women from thousands of nominations to be honored for the impact they have made by receiving a grant of up to $35,000 and national recognition.
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Our culinary arts program is the first in New York and in the U.S. Our success rate of culinary arts program participants in finding employment is over 95 percent. We help to prevent human trafficking and modern slavery. This is our success story. I started the culinary arts program in my tiny apartment kitchen and now we have a commercial kitchen space to teach survivors.
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Often they feel trapped: If they complain, they will lose their jobs; if they lose their jobs, they’ll be deported, and they’d return home without the money they paid to get the visa assistance. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said that’s what leads to cases like that of Shandra Woworuntu, a victim he asked to speak briefly on the conference call.
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“Regardless of gender, religion, age, education, or nationality, we all deserve humanity, dignity and freedom,” Woworuntu said. “None of us should be advertised in the media internet as merchandise to be bought and sold. The best solution is through legislation which will stop these activities and to protect victims of exploitation and trafficking. Those victims deserve justice. It is important to increase prosecutions to the traffickers, their associates and the buyers.”
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2016, April: Belajar dari Kisah Shandra Woworuntu
2016, February: Finding Hope in the Fight Against Human Trafficking
2015, December: President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts
2015, September: Kejahatan Berkaitan dengan Perdagangan Manusia di Cianjur Meningkat
2015, August: CNN: The ‘model’ way to fight slave labor
2015, February: Testimony by Shandra Woworuntu Founder, Mentari to the Hearing before the United States Senate, Committee on Foreign Relations Ending Modern Slavery: What is the Best Way Forward on February 4, 2015
2015, January: Pivot: Design Against Trafficking (Public Practice Studio)
2014, February: Indonesian Woman Falls Victim to Human Trafficking in US