Global Centurion Foundation Announces 2012 Norma Hotaling Anti-Trafficking Award Winners

December 18, 2012No Comments

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contact: llederer@globalcenturion.org

December 18, 2012, Washington D.C. a�� National anti-trafficking organization Global Centurion Foundation (GCF) is pleased to announce the 2012 winners of the third annual Norma Hotaling Anti-Trafficking Awards.A� To commemorate the anniversary of Normaa��s passing on December 17th, 2008, GCF offers three awards paying tribute to Normaa��s legacy and recognizing individuals continuing her lifea��s work.

Norma was trafficked into prostitution as a child and remained trapped in the sex industry for eighteen years, but through sheer personal will, she was able to free herself from the vicious cycle of abuse and exploitation.A� For the next two decades, Norma dedicated her life to help reach and rescue victims of prostitution and sex trafficking, along with focusing on the demand-side of sex trafficking, by developing new programs and policies for men and boys.

a�?It is an honor to pay tribute to Norma Hotalinga��s tremendous legacy by recognizing organizations and individuals who have continued in her lifea��s work, and we are thankful for the generous donations from so many that have enabled us to recognize these champions in the fight for freedoma�?, commented GCF President, Laura J. Lederer, J.D.. a�?Together, we can continue to reach those who have suffered the violence and oppression of modern slavery, we can reduce demand through developing innovative programs and campaigns, and we can focus on developing policy that better protects victims and provides resources to prosecute offenders and prevent human trafficking.a�?

Every year, GCF grants three $5,000 awards: (1) An award recognizing a Survivor-Centered Service Provider; (2) an award recognizing Innovative Demand Reduction; and (3) the Josephine Butler Award for Abolitionist Policy Development.A� The three awardees are:

Survivor-Centered Service Provider

Tina Frundt, Founder and Executive Director, Courtneya��s House A�

Tina Frundt is a leading figure in the crusade to help children sexually exploited for commercial purposes. Ms. Frundt is a survivor of domestic sex trafficking who now dedicates her life to helping women and children heal from domestic sex trafficking and commercial sex exploitation.A� After realizing there was no specialized housing available for sex trafficked children in Washington, D.C., Ms. Frundt founded Courtney’s House in August 2008.A� Since its inception, Courtney’s House and Ms. Frundt have helped over 500 victims escape from being trafficked.A� Ms. Frundt has testified before Congress about her own experiences and also trains law enforcement and other non-profit groups to rescue and provide resources to victims.

Innovative Demand Reduction Award

Kylla Leeburg, Kendis Paris and Lyn Thompson, Co-founders, Truckers against Trafficking

Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is a non-profit organization that exists to empower and mobilize members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat domestic sex trafficking by providing educational training resources to prevent modern slavery to travel plaza employees, all students of private and public truck-driving schools, and all truck drivers employed via major carriers and owners/operators.A� TAT also partners with law enforcement to facilitate the investigation of human trafficking and modern slavery.

Josephine Butler Abolitionist Award for Policy Development

Kathryn Xian, Founder and Director, Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery

The Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery (PASS), is a Hawaii-based not-for-profit whose mission is to stop Human-Trafficking in Hawaii and the Pacific. PASS provides services and advocacy for survivors of Human-Trafficking, education and training on the identification of victims of Human-Trafficking, and public awareness and prevention education for the greater community.A� Under the leadership of Ms. Xian, PASS has also strived to build alliances with public interest legal services, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), churches, non-profit community organizations, domestic violence shelters, educational institutions, and law enforcement to advocate for effective policy to combat human trafficking and protect victims of modern slavery.

 

About Global Centurion Foundation (GCF)

Global Centurion is a non-profit organization dedicated to playing a vital role in eradicating worldslavery by focusing on the demand side of the equation a�� the perpetrators,exploiters, buyers, and end-users of human beings who fuel the market for commercial sex and forced labor.A�A�In this way we seek to prevent modern slaveryat its source.A�A�To find our more aboutour efforts to address modern slavery, or the Norma Hotaling Awards, pleasevisit us atA�www.globalcenturion.org.

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