Yasmin Vafa Executive Director, Rights4Girls

Yasmin Vafa is co-founder and Executive Director of Rights4Girls, a human rights organization working to end gender-based violence against vulnerable young women and girls in the U.S. As an attorney and advocate, Yasmin's work focuses on the intersections between race, gender, violence, and the law. She educates the public and policymakers on these issues and how they affect the lives of marginalized women and children. Yasmin has successfully advocated for passage of several anti-trafficking laws at the federal level and was recognized for these efforts in 2016 by the U.S. Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus. Yasmin currently serves on the National Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth in the U.S. under the Department of Health and Human Services and on the Core Advisory Team of the National Girls’ Initiative under the Department of Justice. In addition, she is founding co-chair of World Without Exploitation, a national coalition working to end trafficking and sexual exploitation, is an adjunct judicial educator for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and is a member of the Key Advisors Group of the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Steering Committee.