The trafficking of children for sexual exploitation in Brazil is both devastating to their health and well-being, and a gross violation of their human rights. Fueled by a mix of power inequality, extreme economic insecurity, corruption, and regressive social norms, child sex trafficking has flourished in Brazil. Handa Center Research Fellow Natasha Dolby will offer historical context and present the findings of a mixed methods study on trafficking of children for sexual purposes in Brazil.
Natasha Dolby is a Co-Founder of Freedom FWD, an organization working to end the commercial sexual exploitation of youth in San Francisco. Dolby has spent over 15 years in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, specializing in financial analysis and program strategy. Dolby serves on the boards of Human Rights Watch, Beyond 12, Asha Rising, and ECPAT USA. She is also a member of the Council of Advocates of The Freedom Fund, an organization that identifies and invests in frontline efforts globally to eradicate modern slavery. Dolby received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, an MA in Education from Stanford University, and a BA in Journalism from Hofstra University as a Fulbright/Instituto BrasilEstados Unidos (IBEU) Scholar.