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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 several anti-trafficking laws at the federal level and was recognized for these efforts in 2016 by the U.S. Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus. She currently serves on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth in the U.S., on the Core Advisory Team of the U.S. Department of Justice National Girls’ Initiative, and is an adjunct judicial educator for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.