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Status of Women Luncheon

Sylvia Ui’lani Matayoshi

Human Trafficking in Washington State

Sylvia Ui’lani Matayoshi
Special Victims Unit, Nisqually Police Department

Sponsored by the Zonta Club of Yakima Valley

Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, Yakima
9 North Ninth Street, Yakima
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
noon – 1:30 pm
Tickets $20/person

To purchase tickets, contact Kathy at 731-6891 or visit contact us online.

News Coverage from Luncheon

 An international expert on Human Trafficking, Sylvia will relate information on human trafficking across the state today:

  • How to recognize the signs of trafficking – red flags you can identify
  • Common places/methods in which traffickers approach potential victims
  • What to do when you identify someone you feel has been trafficked
  • Challenges for law enforcement, prosecutors, and advocates
  • How you can help fight trafficking in your community

Sylvia’s career began as a member of the Honolulu Police Department Domestic Abuse Response Team.  She was a member of the Washington State Governor’s Anti-Trafficking Taskforce and the Washington Anti-Trafficking Resource Network in 2008 and has a long history of involvement in anti-trafficking efforts in Washington State, the US, and internationally.
From 2000 to 2010 Sylvia served as a Violence Against Women and Human Rights Specialist on Trafficking at the United Nations. Sylvia has conducted human trafficking investigations for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;  conducted human trafficking training in South America; led trafficking response teams  in collaboration with the FBI; participated in high level human trafficking briefings at the White House; and provided human trafficking training for visiting delegations from Croatia, Tanzania, Senegal, Russia, Japan, Korea, Iraq, Philippines, and Albania.

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