Why is it important to think bigger, think globally, when we consider Recovery Month?
Why should we learn more about intersecting issues like gender-based violence, trauma, and human trafficking and how do we help other women regain their voice?
Join Caroline Beidler, MSW as she talks with Sophie Otiende, a woman whose work impacts women across the globe.
Sophie Otiende is a global women's rights leader and survivor advocate for survivors of human trafficking from Nairobi, Kenya. Her work focuses on developing systems and processes for grassroots organizations. The past eight years she has focused on creating ethical standards for protection of survivors of trafficking, developing systems for organizations, training, and development of curriculum on both protection and awareness of human trafficking.
Her advocacy on standards of care and survivor engagement has made her an international speaker. She is also passionate about ethical engagement of survivors of trafficking in the sector and ethical storytelling. Sophie firmly believes in a future where empathy, harmony and trust can be articulated in processes and systems in institutions seamlessly. She is a 2015 Vital Voices Fellow and the recipient of the US Trafficking in Persons Report Hero 2020. She previously worked as the Regional Operations Manager – Africa for Liberty Shared and later as the Director of Consulting for Survivor Alliance. She has also served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS). She is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery and the founder of a survivor led initiative in Kenya called Azadi that focuses on supporting survivors of trafficking with long term care and leadership skills to engage more in the human rights space. For more information check: www.sophieotiende.com