Ane Mathieson

Lead Program Specialist

Sanctuary for Families

Ane Mathieson is the Project Director for the EMPOWER Center— a medical, legal, and social service center for survivors of commercial sexual exploitation. Ane’s career has focused on addressing the intersecting issues of commercial sexual exploitation and violence against women and girls through advocacy, activism, policy research, and direct service. In January 2018, Ane joined the Executive Council of World Without Exploitation, a national advocacy organization committed to creating a world where no human is bought or sold. From 2014-2016, Ane was a Subject Matter Expert at the Organization for Prostitution Survivors. In 2015, she co-found We Fight Back, a boxing empowerment program for women who have survived sexual violence.  As a 2012 Fulbright Fellow, she researched global prostitution policy in Sweden subsequently publishing “Prostitution Policy: Legalization, Decriminalization and the Nordic Model” in the Seattle Journal for Social Justice. Ane earned her Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in Public Policy Practice and Administration from the University of Washington.