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The Power of Policy: Advocacy to End Sexual Exploitation

The 7th Annual World Without Exploitation Youth Summit

Join the World Without Exploitation Youth Coalition, Rights4Girls, and the George Washington University Office of Advocacy and Support on Wednesday, July 17th, 2024 from 9:00am to 2:00pm at the George Washington University Student Center for an in-person educational youth summit. Youth advocates, experts, and survivor leaders will discuss their experiences and expertise on curated main-stage panels and interactive workshops. This free event is open to youth ages 15-28 who want to learn and take action to end human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

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7th Annual World Without Exploitation Youth Summit


July 17, 2023 from
9:00am to 2:00pm


University Student Center
800 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052

Note: A light breakfast and lunch will be provided on site.

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8:30am - 9:20am

Check-In & Light Breakfast

Continental Ballroom

9:25am - 9:35am

Yasmin, Sarina & Jade Brief Introduction

Continental Ballroom
Continental Ballroom

9:55am - 10:15am

Sex Trade 101 Introduction

Facilitators: Sarina Cooper, Jade Bentley

Continental Ballroom

10:20am - 11:05am

Criminalizing Survival: Policy Approaches to the Sex Trade

Moderator: Dahlia Locke
Panelists: Yasmin Vafa, Melanie Thompson, Alisa Bernard

Continental Ballroom

11:10am - 11:55am

After Exploitation: Not Just Surviving but Thriving

Moderator: Maria Elisa Escobar
Panelists: Cristian Eduardo, Gabrielle Prieto, Mylan Barne

Grand Ballroom

1:05 pm - 1:50 pm (45 minutes)


Moderator: Andrew Guy
Panelists: Monique Calderón, Ashley Staggers

Grand Ballroom

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Easy Access: Cyber Sexual Exploitation and the New Generation

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Workshop – 2 options, choose 1


Room 310

Policy Advocacy: A How To for the Next Generation

Facilitator: Sarina Cooper
Panelists: Kyla Woods, Cristian Eduardo, Sam Hiner



Age of Entry: Youth Focused Policy

Facilitator: Ashley Staggers, Alex Delgado, and Melanie Thompson

2:50pm - 3:05pm

Closing Activity & Thank You

3:10pm - 3:45pm

Dessert & Chat