Lauren Hersh: Interview with a Uniter
By Melody Hood
Lauren Hersh is the national director of World Without Exploitation, a coalition to combat human trafficking and sexual exploitation. WorldWE is coming together to create a world where no person is bought, sold, or exploited. Lauren is an internationally recognized lawyer, activist, educator, and writer working to combat violence against women and girls in schools, online, and in the legal arena.
We asked Lauren why World Without Exploitation was founded and how she unites so many different organizations around one vision.
Q. What is the main thing that World Without Exploitation hopes to accomplish?
WorldWE was founded because we recognized that if we really wanted to create a world where no one was bought, sold, or exploited, we needed to come together. Around the country there is so much good work happening. But the reality is, If I were in Ohio, and you’re in Boston, I likely wouldn’t know that your work was happening, and you wouldn’t know that my work was happening. We were very often reinventing the wheel. We recognized that when we come together and join forces, we’re infinitely more powerful. So, we wanted to be able to leverage those partnerships to speak in a collective voice, in …read more
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