Rachel Lloyd

Ashoka Fellow
New York, United States
Fellow Since 2009
Girls Education and Mentoring Service
My work: Providing comprehensive services to help commercially and sexually exploited girls and young women.

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Related TopicsChildren & Youth, Child protection, Civic Engagement, Public policy, Human Rights & Equality


This profile was prepared when Rachel Lloyd was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2009.
The New Idea
Rachel is bringing a new and authentic voice to the human trafficking issue---that of the survivors themselves. Not only does this grow the movement, but also the girls themselves, as they take on a significant role in shaping public awareness by speaking to legislative groups, in communities, and to each other, recovering a sense of self-respect in the process and learning life skills that will allow them to move into self-supporting adulthood. Rachel is not only holistically addressing specific trauma in these young lives, but also providing a way for their strength, resilience and capabilities to be used to eliminate the very trap that ensnared them, by engaging them in survivor leadership and in communicating their message to critical players on the national stage.
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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