The National Human Trafficking & Disabilities Working Group

The mission of the National Human Trafficking & Disabilities Working Group (NHTDWG) is to prevent the trafficking of individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals and to advance the health and well-being of trafficking survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors of trafficking through research, policy analysis, technical assistance, and training.

NHTDWG Mission Statement and Charge

1.    To study and collect data on the intersection of human trafficking and disabilities

2.    To raise awareness nationally about the intersection of human trafficking and disabilities

3.    To create and disseminate resources on human trafficking and disabilities

4.    To promote the development of evidence based practices to improve the health and well being of trafficking survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors

5.    To create additional and better methods to prevent the trafficking of persons who have disabilities and Deaf individuals

6.    To improve the identification of trafficked persons who have disabilities and Deaf individuals

7.    To increase understanding of the needs of trafficking survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors

8.    To develop and share promising practices in the legal advocacy and the deliverance of services to trafficking survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors

9.    To build and increase a partnership among survivors of trafficking with disabilities, allies, advocates, and other professionals.

Steering Committee

The NHTDWG Steering Committee is formed from experts and self-advocates from the fields of human trafficking and disabilities.

Click the following link to learn more about the NHTDWG Steering Committee.

Subcommittees

  • Training
  • Communication and Outreach
  • Data
  • Youth

Click the following link to learn more: NHTDWG Subcommittee Descriptions

Click the following link for: IOFA Knowledge Center resources on human trafficking and disabilities

Please email NHTDWG@iofa.org with any questions. Thank you!

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