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Strengthening Domestic and Sexual Violence Programs to Support Trafficking Survivors: Intersections, Equity, Cultural Humility, and Collaborations
Systems of inequality increase vulnerability to human trafficking, domestic, and sexual violence. Supporting survivors of human trafficking requires an intersectional and equity-centered lens to decrease barriers to accessing resources. This webinar will review the ways that human trafficking can intersect with domestic and sexual violence, how to engrain equity and cultural responsiveness in your support of survivors, and the power of collaborative relationships to better support (serve) survivors.

As a result of this presentation, you will be better able to:
- Identify the various ways human trafficking can intersect with domestic violence and sexual assault.
- Apply principles of equity in supporting survivors of human trafficking and domestic and sexual violence.
- Identify strategies to support survivors of human trafficking within domestic and sexual assault organizations, and in collaboration with others in your community.

Prensenter Bio: Kiricka Yarbough Smith is an independent consultant with expertise in human trafficking, cultural diversity and cultural sensitivity, collaboration, and the development of rapid response teams (RRT). Ms. Smith is certified in cultural diversity and cultural competency. She has trained law enforcement and service providers on collaboration, coordination, and building an agency’s capacity to serve all victims of trafficking.

This project is supported by Grant# 15JOVW-21-GK-02211-MUMU, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.


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