April 2018

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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FEBRUARY 2018

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.

Yitzi Weiner @ Medium.com / Read Full Article


january 2018

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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April 2018

“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.”

Bill Parry @ QNS.com / Read Full Article


 

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Archives

2016, April: Belajar dari Kisah Shandra Woworuntu

2016, April: BBC Indonesia: Kisah Shandra Woworuntu, WNI korban perbudakan seks di Amerika

2016, March: Annual UN March In March To End Violence Against Women

2016, March: BBC: Shandra Woworuntu, My Life as a Sex-Trafficking Victim

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, April: Undergraduate Chapel – Shandra Woworuntu & Chris Heuertz

2015, March: Citizens Voice: Human Trafficking Survivor to Speak Locally

2015, March: Bill helping victims of human trafficking still blocked by partisan Senate fight | Times-Picayune New Orleans

2015, March: Advocates seek more city funds for human trafficking victims Politico NY

2015, February: Shandra Woworuntu Testimony at Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on Ending Slavery

2015, February: Misericordia University: Survivor of Human Trafficking to Share Her Story at 90th Anniversary Program

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, October: A Conversation with sex trafficking survivor Shandra Woworuntu & anti-human trafficking activist Chris Heuertz

2015, July: An Interview with human trafficking survivor Shandra Woworuntu and anti-human trafficking activist Chris Heuertz

2014, July: Sex Trade Survivor Sheds Light on Dark Crime | Channel 6 News

2014, June: The Hill: Trafficking Survivors and The American Dream

2014, February: Indonesian Woman Falls Victim to Human Trafficking in US

2012, October: Survivor Recognized at Clinton Global Initiative Event | Freedom Network